Transplanting into a tunnel is a necessary process for optimal crop growth. Optimization allows plants to fully form, with optimal development at each stage of growth. The process is not complicated, but there are some important tips to remember. In this article, we will talk about how to transplant and grow plants after the operation properly.
Transplanting in a greenhouse
When sowing, a lot of seeds are usually inserted into the soil. Many feel that it will be more effective. However, this is not the case. When the plants are too close to each other, they risk suffocating, competing for light, macro, and microelements. To avoid this, they must be transplanted.
Production of seedlings under shelter
Seedlings are just young plants that can be grown in a room or propagator. This leads to more efficient growth, offering a higher yield. Transplanting is also a profitable operation during production in a professional or leisure tunnel. The expenses associated with greenhouse production are then reduced. In the case of thermophilic species requiring a longer maturation time, the probability that they will be damaged by low temperatures or frost is high. This can be avoided by placing the crops in a greenhouse.
Transfer of plants
As soon as the plants emerge and develop cotyledons (usually between 2 and 4 weeks), they are ready to be transplanted. Do not delay the process; do not forget to systematically move the seeds that grow too close to each other. Prepare the site where the plants will grow. Biodegradable coconut fiber pots, a garden shovel, and a transplanter will be useful. First, a hole is made in the container using the dibber. Do not forget to replant at the same depth as that to which the semi has grown. The plant should be carefully removed from the soil to avoid damaging the root system and placed in a pot. Mix the substrate, add water, and then install a mini tunnel to cover them.
The plants can then develop quickly, having all the necessary macro and micro-elements. If a gardener decides to replant them in a larger greenhouse, he must first harden them. This process will depend on the ability of the seedlings to cope with external conditions. Two weeks before transferring them to their new destination, the watering frequency and the temperature can be lowered by opening the mini-tunnel or increasing lateral ventilation in the greenhouse. Day after day, plants must be exposed to these conditions for more extended periods.
Plant in a tunnel
The final location will be a garden tunnel or a nearby site. It is good to plan a crop rotation as well as the associated crop, combining them with frequent ventilation and fertilization. All this work will help obtain a pantry filled with tasty fruits and vegetables for the return of the cold months.