Just like our Plug Plants, Ready Plants are an excellent, value for money way, of filling your garden with glorious colour. Larger in size, they have been grown on for longer than Plug Plants, measuring approximately 6-10cm in height from the root of the plant to the top of the stem. These garden plants are still small but the root system is more established, enabling them to be planted out when all risk of frost has passed.
Our Ready Plants offers you fantastic value for money with prices starting from just £14.99 for 70 Plants - that's less than 22p each!
One of the advantages of Ready Plants is that there is no root disturbance when the plants are potted on. Easy to look after, these plants can either be grown on or planted straight out once all risk of frost has passed in your area.
When your Ready Plants Arrive
- Upon arrival, keep trays indoors in a well-lit, draught free area for 24 hours.
- If the compost is a little dry, stand the tray in shallow water. If unable to water from beneath, spray water lightly over the tray, and then place in a position where there is adequate airflow to dry the excess water from the leaves.
- Once the compost is moist allow the tray to drain.
- There may be some loose compost or a slight yellowing of the leaves which is a consequence of the plants being shipped. This will not affect the condition of the mature plants.
If you Decide to Continue Growing on for a Short Time
- Water the plants 1-2 hours prior to growing on.
- Gently remove the ready plants from the tray by pushing up from the bottom using a pencil or something similar.
- Transfer the plants into small pots or seed trays filled with good purpose multi-purpose compost.
- Water the plants well once, and then do not water again until the compost is nearly dry or the plants are wilting.
- Place the plants in a warm well-lit area but out of direct sunlight.
- Apply a liquid fertiliser after 2-3 weeks.
- If these are summer bedding plants and there is a risk of frost – pot on the plants and keep them inside until the risk of frost has passed.
- For Summer Bedding Plants, once the risk of frost has passed your bedding plants can be planted outside.
- Harden off the plants prior to planting out, by placing the plants outside during the day and bringing in at night for 2 weeks.
- Water plants 1-2 hours prior to planting out
- Once planted water the plants well.
- To establish the growth of young plants, it is important that you water regularly especially during dry sunny spells and again in late evening.
- If after planting out there is still any risk of frost, cover the plants at night with an old sheet.