Aftercare advice Garden Beauty
Caring for your new plant
When you received your brand new Garden Beauties, you want to know how to take care of your new babies. Please be aware of the fact that during the transport the plants can be harmed or slightly damaged. We do everything we can to make sure our plants will be delivered in good quality and excellent status. As soon as you receive your plants, make sure you unpack them and start taking care of them. Keep your plants healthy with our special aftercare tips.
Please note that the sooner your plants can be planted out or potted into a larger container the better.
Here’s what you need to do when you receive your Garden Beauty package:
- As soon as your parcel has arrived, unpack the plant(s) and remove the compostable bag from the pot,
- Place your plant(s) in a shaded area and let it soak in water to settle it down after its journey.
- If the plant is to remain in the pot for a while before it is planted, please take care to ensure it is kept moist.
Different plants require different care. Please take a look at the right care tips for your plants.
- Soft Fruit
You only get the chance to plant out your plant once and this is the opportunity to give your new plant its best start at life!
Common planting care tips
- Prepare a hole that is two times deeper and wider than the pot. Take care to break up the sides of the hole so they are not smooth and compacted (a fork is a better tool than a spade for planting).
- Incorporate some soil improver, an organic feed such as blood fish and bone meal can also be incorporated – make sure this is well mixed in with the
- Gently remove the plant from the pot by squeezing the pot and place the ‘rootball’ in the hole ensuring that it will sit just below the natural soil level (approx. 2cm).
- Backfill in the gaps around the plant taking care not to leave any air gaps, without burying any leaves.
- Firm the soil gently around the plant ensuring no air spaces are left between the rootball and the soil.
- Water thoroughly.
It will take your new plant a while to grow its roots into the soil and become self-sufficient, during this period of establishment it is important to keep it well watered. Depending on the time of year, you may need to water a plant for several months to give the roots time to form their own water collecting network in the soil and encourage a strong root system. If the weather is wet enough, please cut out on your waterings. Always make sure you don’t overwater your plants.
Not all plants need a layer of mulch. If your plant likes humid soil, mulching can help. We recommend mulching with an organic mulch like woodchip or pea straw. This layer of woodchips will keep the surface of the soil moist so the water doesn’t evaporates during hot days.