Wyevale Garden Centres

Follow our step by step guide
to planting and caring for your plug plants

1
Ideally, your plug plants or jumbo plug plants should be potted on into larger pots or trays straight away. If not, keep them moist and in a cool, bright, well ventilated spot and turn regularly to avoid 'stretching'.
eg a sunny window sill.

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2
Ensure the plug plants are moist. Fill a 9cm/1ltr pot with potting compost. Gently pinch the bottom of the plug and push up from the bottom with a dibber or pencil and transfer to the pot.

Jumbo plug plants can be planted straight away into a hanging basket or container
(see no.5).

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3
Keep in a cool, well-lit area out of direct sunlight and avoid getting overly wet. A greenhouse or cool conservatory is ideal.Apply liquid fertiliser after 2 weeks.

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4
Once the plants are potted, they will grow quickly. Pinch out any flower buds which form in the first 2 weeks. Spring and summer bedding varieties will require hardening off once all risk of frost has passed. To achieve this, move your plants outside to a sheltered position during the day - always bringing them in at night.

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5
When all risk of frost has passed (if planting spring and summer varieties) and your plants are a reasonable size, they are ready to plant into hanging baskets and containers. Fill a container or basket with multipurpose compost mixed with a slow release fertiliser and water gel. Plant and enjoy!

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