I planted too many in my container HELP

colleen_gardener(6 Bayonne, NJ)July 8, 2006

Hi All! This is my first year with a container garden or gardening ever for that matter. Except for a small bumps that everyone here has helped me with - things are going very well and growing well. However, I seemed to have planted too many flowers (Pansie's, Petunias) in one container - how do I go about digging them up and replanting them in another container? What do I need to know? Do I just pull them up and replant? Is there a certain way to do this?


Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
lindac(Iowa Z 5/4)

It's nearly impossible to plant "too many" in a container....lots of plants make for a lovely lush look....just remember more plants drink more water and eat more plant food.
Don't dig them out....just enjoy the plants.
Linda C

    Bookmark   July 9, 2006 at 12:52AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
vetivert8(NI-NZ zone 9a)

If you only planted up last week or so - the little plants will probably still be 'thinking' about extending their roots out from the shape they were last in (punnet-shape) so it would be safe to just loosen them gently with a slim trowel ot pot gardener's hand fork - and put them into another prepared container.

If they've been there a while (month or so) they'll be out and foraging with their roots.

As lindac says - reliable and regular water and food - and you'll be in for a glorious display. Keep taking off the spent heads and pinch back any straggling stems and you're likely to have flowers until the first hard frost. (The petunias might go off but the pansies could go on for a while longer. A small feed of slow release and some sun shelter should keep them happily flowering.)

    Bookmark   July 12, 2006 at 12:31AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
My fruitless Mulberry ð"
Hi everyone. I am brand new to this forum and gardening....
Need help with white-spot in plants....
Hi, i'm new in gardening, and in need of help with...
I've dabbled in plants and gardening for a long time,...
Cleaned out gardens at new home and found some plants...Now what?
Hi, I'm new to this forum and to gardening in general....
Megan Williams
Trisodium phosphate (TSP) use near plants and soil?
Hi all, painting my entrance way which has a small...
Sponsored Products
Safavieh Handmade Soho Burst Brown New Zealand Wool Runner (2'6 x 12')
Bamboo Honey Jar
$13.99 | Dot & Bo
Swarovski Lighting | Strandelier Chandelier - SST122
Wool Shop 48 in. Lamb's Wool Duster HD48
$9.96 | Home Depot
New Oriental Area Rug Hand Knotted Wool Baluch Geometric-Floral Art Runner P222
BH Sun Inc
Stainless Steel Sink
MR Direct Sinks and Faucets
Alessi | 5074 Oil and Vinegar Set
$133.00 | YLighting
Single Bowl Stainless Steel Kitchen Sink
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™