Transplanting Peat Pellet Seedlings
Remember our lil’ seedlings we planted a few weeks ago? Well, they were beginning to outgrow their peat pellets, and that means it was time to transplant them to a bigger house.
To be perfectly clear, this is just the first transplant, but not their final resting place. As it is still too cold outside to place these guys in either a hydroponic system (after thoroughly cleaning the roots of all dirt) or the ground, we just need to move them into slightly larger containers so they have room to keep on growing in the interim. We purchased these plastic pots in bulk from Amazon, along with some plastic trays to make transporting them easier, and a portable greenhouse to store them in outside.
It’s pretty simple, first you fill the pots with potting soil…
Then you plant the peat pellets right inside of them. Be sure to remove the netting surrounding the peat pellets first, but take care not to break off the roots (if you break off one or two, all is not lost, still go ahead and plant it). Water lightly, taking care to water the soil rather than the still-delicate stem or leaves.
The great thing about these cheap plastic pots is that it allows us to continue growing more plants than we need, and eventually give the extras to friends without too much expense. They will make fabulous gifts (and hopefully make up for the fact that we didn’t give out any holiday treats in December).