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Easily Transferring houseplants outside
#381161 Mar 23rd, 2014 at 05:49 AM
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Hi

I hope this doesn't sound too funny, but I planted my first houseplant, some berries, and it has grown to be about 3+ feet. I planted it in a mop bucket….don’t ask….anyway.

Its now time for me to transfer it to outside, as the weather gets warmer.

My question is that since I had such great success the first time, I ready to play a few other things, but once they are ready to go outside, I want it to be an easier process. I’m a computer geek, so I know little to nothing about houseplants. Do they sell something, like a mesh or a biodegradable container that will allow me to remove the plant from its HOME container and easily plant it outside into the dirt?

I’m sure such a thing exists, I just don’t know what its called or where to get it. Any assistance or help with this new plant would greatly be appreciated.

Thanks in advanced for your help!

Chaz


Re: Easily Transferring houseplants outside
chazperx #381162 Mar 23rd, 2014 at 06:05 AM
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Welcome, chaz. If you are talking small plants then yes, there are many things available. From cardboard egg cartons or just newspaper little planters that people make. And peat pots that can be bought in stores.
If you are talking larger plants like your current 3ft one, they need a little more structure around the soil and root ball. You can make the transplanting easier by lining whatever pot you decide to use with something biodegradable like a gunny sack. When it is time to lift the plant from the pot, you lift the lining out and plant it as well.
I hope this helps. Good luck!


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