Wachsende Kräuter aus Samen ist wie der Prozess für die Mehrheit der Pflanzen. Und das Trainieren und Umpflanzen von Setzlingen jeglicher Art, die im Garten draußen gedeihen sollen, ist vergleichbar mit dem Töpfchentraining von Kindern. Der Prozess mag nicht immer perfekt funktionieren, aber er ist ein wesentlicher Schritt für das Wachstum.
Plants are more vulnerable when you place them out than those started outdoors due to the protection they have received in a comfortable and predictable environment. If they are set outside before mild weather has arrived, anything can happen as they don’t adapt to sudden changes.
Starting seedlings in cold frames assist the “hardening off” process. Simply open the cold period to the atmosphere a crack for a brief time daily, gradually increasing the time you keep it open. After 10 to 12 times the seedlings are ready to have the cold frame left permanently open.
For those who have begun your herb seeds in pots or flats, take them out for an airing regular but bring them in at night. Continue with this procedure until the plants are well established and the nights are warm. However, know about the possibility of sudden high winds. If your plants are vulnerable to the condition they’ll look as though a hurricane passed and might not survive.
When the seedlings have two pairs of leaves they’re telling you they are ready to be transplanted. Water them thoroughly until you transfer them from their containers into a permanent location on your garden area, and decide on a calm day to make the transplant. We advise you to make the move as late at the afternoon/evening as possible so the evening dew will grace the seedlings.
Lift the seedlings from their containers with something much like a popsicle stick or tongue depressor, and gently lower them (with dirt still hugging the roots) to the hole you’ve dug. Make certain to place the plant deep enough so the first pair of leaves is flush with the floor. Pack ground around the plant and water it until it can’t absorb anymore. Ensure you leave a lot of distance between the plants since they will need all of the sun and air that they can get as they grow.
Once the plants are introduced into their permanent place in your garden, shield them from the hot sun for a couple of days using “hot caps” such as paper tents or plastic canopies. Take care to weight down paper tents with stones or clods of dirt so that they won’t dismiss, or crush your young seedlings.
Wässern Sie Kräuterpflanzen einmal pro Woche vollständig, indem Sie den Boden bis zu einer Tiefe von 8 Zoll durchnässen, damit das Wurzelsystem ausreichend Feuchtigkeit erhält. Wenn die Kräuter in Containern im Freien gepflanzt werden und der Container noch befestigt ist, gießen Sie häufiger, wenn die Tage warm und sonnig sind, und wässern Sie den Boden wie zuvor.
Treat your herb seedlings with caution; don’t expose them to harsh conditions and expect them to survive. Protect them and they will repay you with something that you can both enjoy looking at in addition to use in medicinal and culinary ways.