The following are some tips for re-planting beardies in late summer:
1) Make sure you have enough time to wait until the last minute before planting.
You want to make sure that there is no wind or rain during the night. If it rains, your plants will get damaged if they’re not protected from the elements. Also, don’t forget to take care of any pests that may attack your plants while waiting for them to grow back!
2) Your plants need at least two hours of direct sunlight every day.
Too much sun could cause your plant’s leaves to turn yellow and die. Don’t worry, though; the plants will eventually recover since they’ll still produce new growth even when their leaves are dying off. However, if you’ve got only one hour of light per day then you might want to consider growing other things such as lettuce instead of beardies.
3) Your plants will require a little bit of water each day.
They won’t drown, but they’ll definitely dry up if they aren’t watered regularly. So, keep watering them whenever possible.
4) Make sure you have plenty of room around your plants so that they don’t get crushed by heavy winds.
When your beardies are ready to be replanted, follow these steps:
1) Gather up your tools like a shovel, a rake, and a bucket.
2) Dig up your plants with the shovel.
It’s best to dig up larger portions of the patch rather than just one plant since the roots can become intertwined. If that happens, you’ll need to carefully separate the roots before planting it in its new home.
3) After you’ve dug up all of the plants, gently brush off as much dirt as you can with your hands.
You can also use the bucket of water to rinse away any stubborn dirt that might be stuck in the roots. Don’t use any soaps or harsh chemicals since this could kill your beardies!
4) Gently place your plants into the bucket and carry them over to where you want to replant them.
If you’re dividing plants, then separate them according to which ones you want to keep.
5) Fill in the hole with dirt after placing each plant at the same depth as it was previously growing (usually about an inch or two below the surface).
6) Water the area using a hose or watering can.
You want to make sure that each root is wet so that it will be easier for the plant to recover.
7) Gently pat the soil with your hands to remove any air bubbles that might be trapped.
You can also use a stick to poke several small holes in the dirt to allow more oxygen in for the roots.
And there you have it – your plants are now ready for another year of growth! Make sure to give them some love and care so that they’ll stay healthy and strong. A little bit of effort now will help ensure a bumper crop next summer!
Always be sure to replant each plant according to its tag since some of them prefer certain conditions over others. For example, some plants need more sun than others in order to thrive so you’ll want to place them in an area that gets the most sunlight. There are also different types of soil that promote optimal growth for certain plants.
In addition to all of that, you can also experiment with different varieties of plants since they react differently to their immediate environment. For example, you might want to try growing a type of cactus since they grow better in dry and hot conditions rather than a water-loving plant such as a bogbean which grows best in cool, wet soil.
It’s all part of being a good gardener!
In any case, enjoy your new garden and remember to have fun out there!
WEEK 1: GROWING
The first thing you’ll notice when you start off the year with hydroponics is how quickly things grow. At most, it takes about two weeks for a seed to sprout, a few months for it to fully mature. It would be longer than that, but you upgrade the lighting system in your shed so that it’s bright enough to grow things outside year-round.
There are downsides, of course. The main problem is that hydroponics requires constant vigilance. At least with a regular garden you can let the plants grow on their own and only give them attention when they need it (like weeding or watering).
With hydroponics, you’re always having to check the nutrient levels and adding more solution when necessary, adjusting the pH of the water (which can fluctuate without intervention), and topping up the evaporating water. You end up spending a lot more time in your shed than you thought you would. It doesn’t help that the setup is so energy-intensive either; your electricity bill goes through the roof (along with your dad’s).
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