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WATCH: How to Care For and Transplant Plugs

WATCH: How to Care For and Transplant Plugs


Farmer Bailey talked everything plugs in this March 22 Instagram Live session, with an emphasis on caring for and transplanting the perennial plugs many of you are currently receiving. 

Learn How To:

  • break dormancy for perennial plugs
  • harden off plugs for the strongest plants
  • bump up plugs if your weather isn't cooperating 
  • minimize transplant shock
  • water plugs correctly 
  • avoid common pitfalls 

Want even more expert education created just for flower farmers that you can watch or listen to while you work? Subscribe to the Farmer Bailey YouTube Channel for more videos of our series, "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere with Farmer Bailey." 

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1 comment on WATCH: How to Care For and Transplant Plugs

  • Marian Purviance
    Marian PurvianceMay 23, 2024

    Hi –
    I just got my dried flower collection. Holy cow! Each plug contains 3 to 4 seedlings. The roots are very entwined. Can you advise me about the easiest and most successful was to transplant seedlings that were so tightly sown? For instance, the orlaya – its very labor intensive to pull that many seedling apart. I would typically thin them out if they weren’t so tight entwined. It will take all weekend to sort and plant some. I will need to bump up the majority of the ones that can be planted later. It;s labor I wasn’t anticipating.



    Farmer Bailey Inc. replied:
    Hi Marian, thank you for your order. Seedlings that arrive double sown are intentional. These crops like to grow with a friend. If there are more than 2 per cell, simply decapitate the weaker sprouts and leave the 2 strongest to plant out.  There is no need to disturb the roots. -Felicia

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