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Transplanting Your New Baby Seedlings

When your new plant babies have grown tall and have grown their 3-4 true leaves, it is time to transplant them. 

What are these "true leaves"?

here's a picture to better explain what true leaves are:

true leaves
Now before we go ahead with transplanting, it is advisable to do this mid- afternoon as so your plants won't get stressed out with the sun OR if you have no choice and wish to transfer them in the morning, make sure that after you transplant them, put them in a shaded area for the day and transfer them back to a sunny place the next day.
Let's go on ahead then. Here's the step by step guide on how you can properly transplant your new plant babies without stressing them out.
STEP 1:

Grab your Fresh Picks Manila coco pot and carefully push the sides of the pot (shake a bit if needed) to loosen up soil. If it doesn't work, try to tap the sides and bottom part of the pot, whatever you do, as much as possible, don't pull the plant from its stem.

You may also directly use the coco pot and plant them directly on to the soil, but make sure to just leave 1-2 seedlings baby in there, if there are a lot, it is advisable to take them out.

 

STEP 2: 

Unpot the seedling by turning the pot upside down while cupping the seedlings by the hand. Be sure to take the seedlings out without touching the stem and roots, carefully shake the pot until the seedlings are totally out of the pot.


STEP 3:

Loosen up each seedlings roots until they have minimal soil left by shaking carefully the roots part or untangle roots from other roots of other seedlings carefully by hand. (Careful, they are super delicate) You don't need to take out every soil, just as long as most of the excess and tangled up roots are free from the roots from other seedlings. 

 

STEP 4: 

Grab your pot where you will permanently place your seedling. Ideally for tomatoes, okra, eggplant or any fruit bearing plant, it is recommended to put one seedling per pot and prefers to have a deeper planting. Fresh Picks Manila's fabric pot is perfect for these types of plants. Not only will the fabric pot provide a perfect aeration for the roots of the plant, it also provides good drainage system. 

For pechay, kangkong, basil and other leaf plants, it is recommended to put them on a long rectangular pot or Fresh Picks Manila's Fabric Raised Bed. You may place more than 2 or 3 plants per pot or bed depending on how big your container is. 

 

STEP 5: 

Fill your pots or containers with your soil or potting mix. Create a hole where you will put your new plant babies (be sure to follow correct spacing per plant which are indicated in your Fresh Picks Seed Envelope. Carefully place your seedling babies on to their preferred container/s. 


STEP 6:

Water your plant to ensure your roots will activate with their new soil. Leave the newly transplanted seedlings onto a shaded area and bring them out to Mr. sun the next day. 

 

And there you have it! 

Don't forget to contact Fresh Picks Manila team  via Facebook / Instagram or email if you have any other questions. 

 

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