How to Plant Plug Plants

Last Updated on 26/02/2021 by Amber Williams

Planting plug plants is one of the easiest ways to grow your favourite seasonal blooms. Whether you order Maxi, Rapid, or Garden Ready plugs, each one has a similar process that is quick and easy.

However, if you’re new to gardening then it’s useful to know where and how to start planting your plug plants.

Maxi and Rapid Plugs – Step 1

Our easy to plant plug plants come in trays that are effortless to unpack. For maxi and rapid plugs, it’s important to unpack them and add moisture to the compost before you can plant plug plants outside.

To remove a plant from the tray, use the end of a pencil to gently push it out from the bottom. Give each plug a small pot so that it can retain moisture before potting on after a few weeks if the weather allows.

Maxi and Rapid Plug – Step 2

Add a little compost to each pot, and make a hole in the centre that is slightly bigger than the plug. Pop it in, pat down gently and water tenderly.

It’s best to use a watering can rather than a hose, as they are rather delicate. Keep on a window sill or a sunny greenhouse for 4-5 weeks until it’s time to plant your plug plant in your desired location.

Garden Ready Plugs

If you’ve ordered Garden Ready plugs, these can be planted straight away if the weather allows. However, these can also be put into pots to grow out before planting on if you deem necessary.

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