Grow Plants From Plugs

Inexpensive "plugs," seedlings that you pot up once before planting out, are ideal if you don't have the space to sow seeds yourself and are the simplest option for plants that are hard to germinate.

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Plant Up in Modules

Make a hole with your finger or a pencil in the compost in the modules, and insert a plug plant in each. Firm the soil around the plug lightly with your fingers, taking care not to compact it or to damage the roots.

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Keep Plants Watered

Water the plugs using a can fitted with a fine rose, and keep them in a cool, light, frost-free place. Water regularly, harden off and plant out in pots or in the ground when all risk of frost has passed.

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Excerpted from How to Grow Practically Everything

© 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

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