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Post  laxman on 6/18/2011, 11:03 am

Hi,

I am new to the SFG concept. I just completed my first 4X4 plot yesterday. I have a question regarding buying already potted plants. As I have gotten a late start I am looking to buy seedlings/plants that are already started in dirt from a local box store. Do I need to remove the plant from the soil, clean it and then place it in the SFG or can I place in the garden as is?

Thank you for your responses.

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Post  shawnlx86 on 6/18/2011, 11:27 am

just pull it out of pot, dig hole and plant. good luck with yur new garden!! Smile

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Post  quiltbea on 6/18/2011, 11:35 am

Never clean off the roots. You want as little root disturbance as possible for any transplant. Just plop it into your hole.
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Post  shannon1 on 6/19/2011, 2:22 am

What they said.
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Post  Kelejan on 6/19/2011, 2:33 am

laxman. You will be surprised at you can produce.

Let us know how far you have progressed. Very Happy
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Post  Furbalsmom on 6/20/2011, 5:11 pm

laxman

Nice to have a new member join us.
by quiltbea on Sat Jun 18, 2011 8:35 am. Never clean off the roots. You want as little root disturbance as possible for any transplant. Just plop it into your hole.

Quiltbea is absolutely correct, but if the plant is rootbound (the roots going in circles around the side of the pot) you might want to trim the roots a bit so they will search out and grow into the Mel's Mix

David, you may still have enough time to grow cucumbers and summer squash from seed. Many varieties can produce in 60 to 75 days. If you have the room, try them too.

Keep us updated on your progress and please share pictures, we love them.

Again, Welcome!
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Post  miinva on 6/20/2011, 7:21 pm

Welcome to the forum. Smile There are plenty of fall crops that you'll have plenty of time for, especially if you put a cover over the bed.

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Post  quiltbea on 6/20/2011, 8:08 pm

I just got my Territorial Seed Winter Catalog and they have a broccoli named Purple Sprouting that overwinters and comes to a head in March/April so you can miss all the bugs and the heat. Sounds like a winner.
They also have January King cabbage they claim is a gorgeous winter landscape plant as well as being the finest tasting cabbage at the market. It takes 160-210 days to maturity.
For cauliflowers, there are a few of them that grow right up to early winter and also Maystar that overwinters and can be harvested in May the following year.
I think I'll be shopping for these seeds for my winter garden this year. It'll be great when the snow melts and I find fresh garden produce starting to grow right away.

I thought I was just going to try things like mizuna, corn salad (Mache), Tokyo bekana, claytonia and arugula with some spinach in my coldframe and A-frame until it gets too cold for such things. Now I see I can plant for next spring as well.
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Post  miinva on 6/20/2011, 9:55 pm

I think I still have seed for purple sprouting broccoli. If anyone would like a couple of seeds send me a message, I'm happy to share as many as I can. I don't know the germination rate, but it's worth a try. Smile I've been VERY lazy in the garden this year and didn't even plant any of them. Sad

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