Moving Checklist for Plants

Reblogger LINDA SABO
Real Estate Agent with Re/Max Preferred Associates, Toledo, OH 353315

This is great information for anyone with plants.  I know there are articles on the animals and their adapting to their new surroundings but an article about plants and how to protect them is very useful information.  I personally talk to my plants and they are growing beautifully.  I'll have to file this one whenever I decide to move and need this information!

Linda Sabo

Original content by Jerry Grosenick

It is best for the plants, if you can transport them in the car.  Here are some suggestions for moving your plants:

1)  Three weeks before you move, prune back your plants to make them hardier and less bulky for the trip.

2) Two weeks before moving, place your plants in a black plastic bag with a pest/bug strip or pest control powder.  Close the bag and place in a cool area overnight.  This will kill any pests on the plants or in the soil.

3) The day before your move, place plants in the travel containers.  Cardboard boxes are preferable.  Secure the plants by packing dampened newspaper or dampened packing paper around the base of the plants and soil.  Use more paper to cushion the leaves and place a final layer of wet paper on top of the plants to keep them moist.

4) On moving day, set the boxes aside so that the moving company does not load them onto the moving van.

5) On moving day, close up the boxes and punch air holes in the top...load them into your car.

6) While plants are in the car, take care not to leave the plants in extreme heat or cold.

7) Unpack the plants as soon as you arrive.  Remove the plants from the bottom of the box in order to avoid breaking the stems.

8) Gradually expose the plants to sunlight to reduce shock.

9) If you leave your plants behind, take cuttings.  Put the cuttings into a plastic bag with wet paper towels wrapped around the cuttings. 

Have a Fantastic Day.

Jerry Grosenick


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Vickie Nagy
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate - Palm Springs, CA
Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen

Excellent catch for a re-blog. When I saw the title, my mental re-blog button went off too!

Dec 13, 2010 12:45 PM #1
Carol Andersen
Navarre Beach Agency - Navarre, FL
NW Floridanulls Real Estate Pro, TRC, ICREA

What great advice, thanks for the re-blog.  It's always so nice to have healthy plants in a new home.

Dec 13, 2010 01:01 PM #2
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