Hi! I'm Belinda, a Square Foot Gardener and a Certified Instructor of the Square Foot Gardening method. I am also the Head of Operations at Square Foot Gardening.Com and a Master Gardener with the Utah State University extension.
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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Planting Vegetable Starts

Buying or seeding your own vegetable starts can give you a head start on your garden. Gently turn your plant case upside down and squeeze from the bottom, ready to catch your plant as it comes out. With a pair of scissors, cut off a 1/4" of the bottom of the soil where the roots are bound. This will free the roots to spread and develop in your garden soil. Have a can of water nearby and put your start in it to soak. While it soaks, make a hole in your garden soil deep enough for your start. Fill the hole with water then place your start in it. Fill in the soil around it and make a depression with your fingers like a saucer around the base of the plant. This will catch and keep water for your plant.


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