How to Transplant in July (plants and oneself)

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Can you transplant trees and plants in July?  With the right conditions, yes.  This summer is unusually autumn-like again!  Rain, cool mornings, it is an odd summer…again…or maybe it’s the new norm.  Anyhoo, since we aren’t in our usual hundred degree weather pattern, then transplants will generally take.  I moved the trees we planted a few months ago to my friend’s house.  Their roots were still shallow and I was easily able to dig around the base and lift the trees up.  I did the same with five rose bushes I had planted.  Today I will bring over all the herbs by scooping them out of the soil and quickly placing them in pots.

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The other key to successful transplanting is acting quickly.  Dig the tree up, place it in a trash can with a little soil and get in the truck!  Get to your destination, dig a hole, replant before the tree (rose, herb, vegetable…) is any wiser.  Give a drink, some dappled sun, and there you have it, $500 worth of plants moved to their new home.

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I wish I could capture a picture with my old cracked IPOD of all the hummingbirds swarming around me on this cool morning.  I am sitting on my friend’s balcony looking out across the misty forest, and breathing in the sweet pine and hay scented air.  We spent the night last night.  It felt vacation-like and freeing.  The girls are in their new apartment.  We will get bring our kitties over today and finish all of our moving.  It will take another few weeks to finish being completely out of the house.  It is amazing how long it takes to unfeather a nest.

Margie's fairy house
Margie’s fairy house

To be continued….

4 Comments Add yours

  1. juliepullum says:

    It’s autumnal here too lots of rain but warmish! The vegetables love it! Good weather for transplanting. Good luck!

    1. Farmgirl says:

      I have never seen the pastures so green and vibrant!

  2. debweeks says:

    or maybe it’s the new norm?!?!!!!!!! NOOOOOOO!!!!

    My tomatoes want sunshine and lot’s of heat. They aren’t getting it again this year and I have only one jar of tomatoes left. This is NOT good.

    On the bright side, it’s suppose to warm up here this weekend. 90’s on Saturday. That will be much better for my tomatoes and peppers.

    I hope your transplants do well.

    1. Farmgirl says:

      It is nice and hot now this morning!

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