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xx   PLANT

Tip on using 5-gallon plastic buckets buried in the ground to contain invasive plantings.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #389 Jun 1998 (v.48#6) pg. 49

Advice on handling bare-root, mail-order plants.
FINE GARDENING #31 May-Jun 1993 pg. 14

Tip describes using a cocktail fork to transplant seedlings.
FINE GARDENING #54 Mar-Apr 1997 pg. 10

Tip suggests placing a handful of oats or wheat into a planting hole to draw moisture to the roots.
FINE GARDENING #54 Mar-Apr 1997 pg. 12

Tip on creating garden placeholders for unavailable plants.
FINE GARDENING #62 Jul-Aug 1998 pg. 10

Transplanting. Understanding the relationship between a plant's leaves and roots. Advice on selecting the best time for transplanting trees, shrubs and perennials.
FINE GARDENING #62 Jul-Aug 1998 pg. 74

A technique for transplanting seedlings without damage.
FINE GARDENING #69 Sep-Oct 1999 pg. 10

Tips on sowing seeds and setting transplants.
FLOWER & GARDEN May-Jun 1990 (v.34#3) pg. 10

How to unpot a balky plant from a plastic pot.
GARDEN GATE #1 Feb-Mar 1995 pg. 5

Tip on temporarily storing bare-root plants by "heeling in".
GARDEN GATE #2 Apr-May 1995 pg. 4

Tip on transplanting on hot, sunny days.
GARDEN GATE #4 Aug-Sep 1995 pg. 5

Repotting plants. How to identify pot-bound house plants and description of moving them into slightly larger pots.
GARDEN GATE #7 Feb 1996 pg. 8

Tip describes how to fill gaps in soil between root ball and sides of the container when transplanting container plants.
GARDEN GATE #11 Oct 1996 pg. 4

Tips for things to carry in the car when transporting nursery plants to keep the seat and trunk clean and soil free.
GARDEN GATE #14 Apr 1997 pg. 6

Traveling garden. Transplanting advice for moving perennials, vines, bushes, bulbs and trees to a new homesite.
HARROWSMITH COUNTRY LIFE #131 Dec 1996 (v.21) pg. 50

An explanation of why to avoid moving small plants into large containers.
HORTICULTURE Jun-Jul 1997 (v.94#6) pg. 12

Bare-root plants and their care described.
KITCHEN GARDEN #1 Feb-Mar 1996 pg. 20

An explanation of the process of hardening off plants.
KITCHEN GARDEN #2 Apr-May 1996 pg. 20

Tip on short-term storage for bare-root plants.
KITCHEN GARDEN #3 Jun-Jul 1996 pg. 12

Tip on transplanting seedlings of some greens in pairs.
KITCHEN GARDEN #4 Aug-Sep 1996 pg. 10

How to harden off seedlings in absentia.
KITCHEN GARDEN #8 Apr-May 1997 pg. 12

Tip recommends 9-oz. translucent plastic drink cups for planting seedlings.
KITCHEN GARDEN #18 Dec 1998-Jan 1999 pg. 16

Getting seedlings into the ground. How to get them off to a good start indoors, then pot them and toughen them up. An explanation of the hardening off process and tips on the transfer into the garden.
KITCHEN GARDENER #19 Feb-Mar 1999 pg. 36

Tips on transplanting.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jul 1984 (v.31#7) pg. 54

Step-by-step technique for moving a large shrub.
ORGANIC GARDENING Oct 1988 (v.35#10) pg. 28

Advice on presoaking transplants.
ORGANIC GARDENING Mar 1991 (v.38#3) pg. 99

The truth about companion planting. Why some plants really do make better partners. Experiments with matching plants in the home garden.
ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1992 (v.39#2) pg. 63

When to plant your garden. Map of average last spring frost dates and plant lists grouped by planting temperatures.
ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1998 (v.45#2) pg. 36

Fall is for planting. An explanation of how it differs from spring planting and advice on planting trees, shrubs and hardy ornamentals.
ORGANIC GARDENING Sep-Oct 1998 (v.45#7) pg. 36

How to plant a transplant in three simple steps.
ORGANIC GARDENING Mar-Apr 1999 (v.46#2) pg. 16