Separating and Repotting Geraniums
If you love Geraniums as I do you'll find they are so easy to store over winter in a cool garage or basement and come spring you can easily separate the plant and re pot them.
This geranium had been in my garage all winter. In mid April I took it out of the garage when the temperature was above freezing in the high forties and watered thoroughly. Allowed it to stay outdoors until temperature went below 40 degrees. If not back in the garage.
After plant is thoroughly watered and starts to green you can remove plant from container and using a large knife or garden tool cut deeply into soil and separate into as many sections as you would like. This particular plant was able to be separated into 4 plants. When cutting through roots be careful. Your soil should be on the wet side as to separate easily.
Easy to do as long as your soil is moist.
Making sure your pots have several holes in bottom proceed to place a few stones on bottom, then add some good potting soil(I use Miracle Grow potting soil) then the new plant and press down into soil and add more soil to cover root area thoroughly.
Remember to buy good quality potting soil and prepare pot for planting by adding a few holes on bottom and Adding a few stones to bottom is also for good drainage but not necessary. .
I like Miracle Grow for my plants. To get good healthy roots. Fertilize around once a week for large abundant blooms. Once plants are established only fertilize once a month if you see yellowing. Deadhead as necessary. Good Luck and Happy Geranium Planting!
Published May 11th, 2015 8:39 AM
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