Beginner Tips for Planting Seedlings in the Garden


This beginner's guide will share everything you need about safely transplanting your young plants to your garden.

The instructions on your seed packet tell you to wait to transplant the seedlings after all danger of frost has passed.

When to Transplant

The sweet spot for most flower seedlings is when they have at least 2-3 sets of true leaves.

How Big Should the Seedlings Be?

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Don't Plant Too Early

If moved to outdoor temperatures too early, seedlings are at a higher risk of succumbing to the shock of the transition.

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Don't Plant Too Late

Delaying the transplanting process can limit the seedling’s development, potentially weakening the plants as they struggle to catch up.

Before transplanting outdoors, the “hardening off” process gradually acclimates your tender plants to outdoor conditions.

Hardening Off

Consider the sun requirements, soil type, and moisture level of each plant needs.

Choosing a Protected Spot

Prepare your garden bed’s soil with organic matter such as compost or well-rotted manure to improve soil structure, enhance nutrients, and boost moisture retention.

Prep your Soil

When  removing seedlings from trays, the key is to handle them gently to minimize stress and damage.

Remove from Trays

When transplanting flower seedlings, provide them with the care they need to thrive and watch them grow into vibrant, healthy cut flowers. For a more in-depth guide, visit the blog.

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