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Asked by
Anonymous on
December 1, 2011

Q. Moving Plants in Winter

We have a whole walk-through garden with a variety of bulbs, tubers, shrubs, grasses, rose bushes and evergreen plants that we have to move in January. How can I move them and possibly store them or plant them (if possible) through the winter? We live in north Arkansas. I need some help trying to solve this problem. We have a dirt floor garage (but no door) that we could use for possible storage if you think the plants would make it there if I cover them with mulch.

Answered by
Nikki on
December 1, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

As long as the ground is still manageable, you should be ok with digging them up, but as far as replanting them, I would place them in containers instead. Storing them in the garage should be fine. With exception to any bulbs or tubers, they may require a bit of water once a month throughout winter. Keep the bulbs/tubers dry, however, and store them in a cardboard box with some newspaper or peat moss in an area that will remain dark, cool, and dry. Once spring returns, you can replant in their new location and care for the same as before.

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Asked by
paul vanderpool on
July 7, 2016
carlsbad ca 92010

Q. changing to larger container

what size container to move plant

Answered by
LuvaLeigh on
July 8, 2016
A.

Always pot up to the next size. If you have a 1 gallon pot, go to 2.

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Asked by
rogerkcarter53 on
February 5, 2017
Greenville,SC 29617

Q. Transplanting

When is the best time to move plant from 1 area to another?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
February 6, 2017
A.

This depends greatly on the plant type and your growing zone.

Here is a link to help you determine your growing zone.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/planting-zones/

If you have the specific plant type we can give you more specific information on care and when to transplant.

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Asked by
Doug dumm on
February 13, 2017
Mendon, NY zone 5b, 6a

Q. Heat transfer in a heated cold frame

I am in zone 5 and want to start seeds in a cold frame that I am going to build and put a heat wire in the bed. I want to use plastic 6-packs for ease of transplanting. What do I need to do to ensure that I get good heat transfer from the heat wires, through the plastic pots, and finally to the seeds? I don’t want to fail after building this new planting ability. Thanks, Doug.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
February 18, 2017
A.

Make sure you check the seed packets for information on the temperatures needed for germination. Not every seed needs the same temperature.

Most germination heat mats have a reostat that can be changed to the proper temperature.
Do you have a way to control your heat wires you mention?

Since I'm not clear on the type of 'heat wire' you mention, it is difficult to make a recommendation.
When using a seed heating mat system the pots or germination trays sit direction on the mat.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/propagation/seeds/cheap-seed-starting-how-to-germinate-seeds-at-home.htm
Make sure you also have ventilation in your cold frame.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/projects/building-cold-frames.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/greenhouses/how-to-use-cold-frames.htm

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Asked by
Tracydiamond02 on
April 3, 2017
London

Q. Tree replanting

I have moved two trees out of necessity for decking .
One was in blossom which all blossom have died and leaves appear limp but not dead

Second shrub/tree the leaves are shrivelled and dead

How to I go about trying to rescue and what can I add to soil to add repair

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
April 5, 2017
A.

The most you can do it assure you have planted in the correct soil and growing conditions.
Transplanting during active growth and blooming is not in the trees best interest, but I understand you have to do what you have to do!
Watering a newly transplanted tree is the most crucial step. Daily water for the first 2 weeks. Soil should be moist but never soggy.
Apply 3 to 4 inches of hardwood mulch to help with moisture retention.
Do not try to fertilize into health. This would further stress a tree.

Good luck!

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Asked by
suesaid36 on
November 30, 2019
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Q. Just Planted In Late October.. Used Quick Start After Planting

Leaves are all falling off even with watering and treating with Quick Start after planting
What’s the problem? Have had them before and didn’t have this oroblem

Answered by
BushDoctor on
December 2, 2019
Certified Expert
A.

It would depend on the plant in question. This sounds like a case of overwatering, though. This is the most common cause of transplant failure.

This article will help you to avoid transplant shock: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/learn-how-to-avoid-and-repair-transplant-shock-in-plants.htm

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