About Us
Sun Gardening

Planting larger plug plants

Plug plants delivered later in spring, when the weather is warmer and the plants slightly larger, can be planted directly into their final container, rather than being grown in small pots first.

You will need:

Plug plants, pot, compost, watering can

Best time to do it:


Difficulty: 2 / 5

Larger plug plants can cope with being planted in their final container, ready to provide colour during the summer.

Use fresh, sterile compost (with added water-retaining gel and controlled-release fertiliser if you wish) and arrange the plants so that they all have enough room to grow.

Choose a mixture of upright and trailing plants, with a tall plant in the centre to give height to the display.

Water well to settle the compost around the plants. Keep them under protection while they establish and until all risk of late frost has passed.

Back to project list

More projects for October...

Container Drainage
Difficulty: 1 / 5
You'll need: Pot-feet, Stone

Greenhouse Care
Difficulty: 3 / 5
You'll need: Brush, Detergent, Bubble-wrap, Plastic Clips

Protecting bulbs in the garden
Difficulty: 2 / 5
You'll need: Aquatic pot, spade or trowel, soap, grater

Cleaning your pots
Difficulty: 1 / 5
You'll need: Large container, Disinfectant/Sterilant, Waterproof gloves

Where next...

Pests & Diseases
Step by Step Projects
Main News

Copyright 2017 All rights reserved.