many of us, plants are one of the special elements that turn a house
into a home. When it comes to your garden, you’ve likely invested a
great deal of time and money into your plantings. Does that mean it
all has to be gifted to the new resident when you move? Not if you
plan it out carefully.
your plants are indoors or outdoors, we’ve got some great tips on
how to make the move with them safely to your new digs.
Pack your plants last – if you pack them last, they should also be
first off the truck or out of the car. That will help to minimize
the stress on your favourite greenery and flowers.
Water your plants the day before the move, rather than the day of.
During the winter and cooler weather, wrap your plants in layers of
newspaper as a last step to shield them from the weather.
Despite the weather, it’s actually a better idea to transport your
plants during the fall or winter when plants are dormant.
Take small plants out of their pots, wrapping the roots in a wad of
damp newspaper or newsprint.
Place them in a plastic food storage bag and wrap a rubber band
around the stems, just below where the foliage begins to grow.
Prune large plants.
Pack sphagnum moss on top of the soil in the pot.
Wrap the pot with plastic and tie it up with tape around the plant’s
stalk so that it won’t spill out if it tips in transit.
Pack in a moving box and fill the space around the pot with scrunched up
If a plant is too large to move safely, take a cutting.
Cut at a 45-degree angle. Take a piece of floral foam and put it in
a container such as an empty yogurt carton. Soak it with water and
stick the cutting into the foam. You can use the same piece of foam
and container for a number of cuttings. If you don’t have time to
get floral foam, a potato can work in a pinch.
Succulents (such as cacti or aloe) - the ends can be snapped off and
stored in a cardboard box or paper bag.
You can replant them once you are in your new location; they will
keep up to six months stored in paper.
Keep plants out of direct sunlight.
Don’t let them sit in the car, truck, or trunk for too long –
definitely not overnight.
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