Video: Pot ’em up!

Happy Monday, friends! When growing new seedlings, there’s a process. First, you sow the seeds and wait for them to germinate. Check. Then, you give them access to light. 14 hours a day, please! Check. Finally, once they’ve gotten their first two true leaves, you need to pot them up to give them more room to grow. In today’s video, I show you how to  make that happen. It’s easy! I’ll show you!

Step one: Fill up clean, 4-inch pots with potting soil and water with a little fish emulsion-spiked water.

Step two: Use a butter knife to cut apart a chunk of young seedlings and carefully, tweeze apart the seedlings to separate them. Set aside the ones you plan to use and the ones that didn’t make the cut. Pot up the biggest, healthiest looking seedlings!

Step three: Make a small, narrow hole in the middle of one pot with a butter knife and slip one seedling inside…all the way to the first set of leaves. Hold that seedling by the leaves! The stem is super delicate!

Step four: Gently press the soil around the new seedling so that it’s snug in its new home and continue the process with the rest of your seedlings. Get those seedlings back under your lights and let them grow for a few more weeks before you harden them off.

That’s all there is to it! And friends, you can do this anytime throughout the season, especially as we approach July and you start thinking about your fall and winter garden. But we can talk about that later. So, give it a try – I know you can do this!

Your garden coach,

Stacy

 

One thought on “Video: Pot ’em up!

  1. Sherrie

    I’m enjoying your videos so much! I especially loved when your hen sauntered into the shot in this one. 🙂 I’m curious about the mural on the wall- did you paint it? It’s fantastic!

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