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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Caring for Transplanted Herbs at Home

Last week in the Learning Garden, our 3rd-5th graders learned how to transplant herbs into pots so that they can have an indoor herb garden at home!

What's Growing Here?
Here are some tips for caring for your transplanted herbs at home:


For the first week after transplanting, put them in indirect light. Then move them to a place where they will get at least 6 hours of sunlight a day. In general, the more sunlight the better. If you really get into indoor gardening, you can look into buying some grow lights.


Be careful not to overwater. Keep the soil moist but not wet. Usually watering once or twice a week is enough.


No need to feed your herbs for a couple of months after transplanting. Then feed them with a good quality plant fertilizer such as fish emulsion. Follow the directions on the package.


Since we’re transplanting these herbs directly from the garden, you may have to do a little weeding!


Don’t be discouraged if your herbs grow slowly at first. All plants grow more slowly in the winter. Let the plants grow a little before you clip some of the herbs. Be sure to leave some healthy growth on the plant!

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