Plug Plants are the smallest size of bedding plant we grow, measuring approximately 4-8cm in height from the root of the plant to the top of the stem. We nurture them in our own Jersey nurseries ready for you to grow on in your greenhouse or conservatory. Value for money when buying bedding plants has to be an important factor for gardeners, and this is the way to achieve the garden of your dreams, economically.
They offer you fantastic value, with prices starting from just £15.99 for 170 Plug Plants- that's less than 10p per Plug!
Annual Plug Plants need to be grown on in a greenhouse for approximately 3-4 weeks until they have reached a good size and also until the risk of frost has passed. When they are ready they should be hardened off gradually before introducing them to outdoor conditions.
If you haven’t got a greenhouse, don't worry because you can still enjoy growing Plugs - buy an inexpensive garden frame so you can pop your plugs in there until they are ready to harden off, or even a sunny windowsill would do.
When Your Plug Plants Arrive
- 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. Or 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.
- Any loose compost or a slight yellowing of the leaves is a consequence of the plants being shipped. This will not affect the condition of the mature plants.
- Water 1-2 hours prior to planting on.
- Transfer the plants into small pots or seed trays filled with good quality 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.
- Grow on indoors for 3-4 weeks.
- For Spring Bedding Plants, once the risk of frost has passed entirely your plug Plants can be transplanted outside.
- Harden off the plants prior to planting out, by placing them outside during the day and bringing in at night for 2 weeks.
- Water plants 1-2 hours prior to planting out.
- Once planted, water well and continue to do so in dry weather to ensure that they flourish.