on July 25, 2015
- Two hours before you begin the process, water
the cucumber to be transplanted thoroughly and allow the planter to drain.
- Provide the cucumbers adequate room to grow by
choosing a planter at least three or 4 inches larger in diameter than the
planter they are currently growing in and at least 2 inches deeper. A good
example would be to transplant a cucumber from a small My Garden Post planter
to a large My Garden Post planter.
- Place 2 inches of potting soil evenly on the
bottom of the larger planter. Moisten the soil and tamp it firmly in place.
- Place one hand among the vines of the cucumber
in a way to hold the soil in place as you turn the small planter upside down.
With the other hand, gently pull the planter from the roots and soil of the
cucumber. With a good root mass, the soil should remain in the shape of the
the small planter aside. Using both hands, turn the cucumber over and place it
in the center of the larger planter. The top of the soil should be 1 inch below
the rim of the planter. Add potting soil as necessary and use your fingers to
tamp it in place, so as to avoid air pockets.
- Return your large planter
of cucumbers to one of the two lower brackets on your My Garden Post. Place the
dual drippers in the center of the planter and you are ready to go. This might
be the ideal time to water in your transplanted cucumbers with a fertilizer
solution, i.e. fish emulsion
(pictures coming soon)