Transplanting Cosmos in 8 Steps
Cosmos transplanting is carried out for a variety of reasons, especially to protect young plants from harmful pests and diseases until they are able to take care of themselves. Transplanting is the movement of a plant from one location of growth to another.
This usually happens when a seed is grown in a nursery and then introduced to the outdoor environment. The other reasons are to extend the growth season by growing them in a nursery or green house before taking them outdoors. Plants can also be transplanted to avoid germination issues.
Step 1 - Prepare the location
Once the planting location has been identified, tilling or the cultivation of the soil is next. This will also involve weeding and other preparatory measures before the plant is transplanted.
Step 2 - Water During Transplanting
Water the transplants with a suitable transplant fertilizer two days before the transplant is carried out.
Step 3 - Water the Transplant Location
After watering the transplants themselves, it is then time to water the transplant location before the actual transplant is done.
Step 4 - Transplant
Estimate the size of the root ball so as to dig a hole that is slightly larger than it is.After the preparation of the garden or the transplanting location, you have to dig the plant to facilitate its movement to a new location.The next step is to carefully dig out the root ball and managed to successfully detach the plant from the soil it was on previously, carefully transfer the plant to the hole dug for it.
Step 5 - Mound the Soil
Once the plant has been correctly placed in its new home, mound the soil gently but firmly so that it offers the plant support in its place.
Step 6 - Water the Plant Again
After the soil has been mounded, it is time to water the plant again to saturate it-but not make it soggy. This is because the roots are not established to do that on their own.
Step 7 - Introduce the Mulch
When you are done with the watering, mulch the plant to distract the pests and rodents that will eat the mulch instead and leave the plant alone.
Step 8 - Low Light
Provide some form of shelter and windbreaks to protect the plant. Do this for a day or two.
Always remember to take care of the plant until it is mature.
You can rest now and wait to enjoy the beauty of your cosmos.