Re-potting is an important part of owning healthy happy plants.
Plants require minerals and nutrients to grow, whilst many of these can be supplemented with fertilisers and plant foods, a good old fashioned ‘re-potting’ can often be the magic cure and give your plant a new lease on life.
Signs that you need to re-pot
- Limp or yellow foliage
- Plant has ceased to grow (no new shoots or flowers)
-When you water, the water runs right through the potting mix and drains out, nothing is retained.
- Roots protruding from the bottom of the pot or causing the pot to crack
- Ceramic Pot
- Garden Gloves
- Watering Can
- Searles Peat 80 Premium Potting Mix
How to Re-pot it!
1.Use a clean container/pot or tub approximately 1 third larger than the original pot.
2.Fill container approximately 2 third its height with Searles Peat 80 Premium Potting Mix (less mix if a larger root ball) and give it a gentle push down to assist it in settling into the pot.
3. Thoroughly water the plant before repotting (if your plant is severely root bound, consider a heavy water and leaving the plant sit over night).
4. Remove plant from the old pot, hold onto the base of the stem, closest to the root ball and gently pulling the old pot off. Carefully remove excess old potting mixture from roots and tease some of the roots out. Check roots for any pests or disease.
5. Place the plant into the centre of the new pot and fill the remainder of the pot with potting mix.
6. Gently pack the mix around the plant. The mix should be the same level on the stem of the plant as it was in the old pot.
7. Water the newly potted plant thoroughly (to assist with possible plant shock, water your newly potted plant with a diluted solution of SeaMax™ Fish & Kelp) and avoid leaving the plant in strong direct sunlight for the next day or two.
It’s recommended that you re-pot your plants every 12-24 months for the best results, especially produce plants like Fruit Trees.