How to handle the plug trays you receive in the mail

It’s shipping day, and your lavender rooted cuttings are ready to be delivered!

Now that the responsibility for their care has passed from us to you, what should you do with your newly delivered plants? We’ve got a few suggestions that will make this a successful transition.

Rooted Cutting Care

Step 1: Track your package to know when it’s going to come in.

You should know at least know what day they will arrive. Don’t pick that day to go on vacation. Make sure you are ready and available to care for your newly delivered rooted cuttings.

Step 2: Unpack the boxes immediately, and allow your plants to recuperate.

If some of your rooted cuttings have been knocked out of their trays, put them back in the cells to give them their best chance. Just because a plant has been shaken out of its liner, that doesn’t mean it’s not still viable.

If the plants need water, go ahead and water them. If there are any damages, take pictures. To be eligible for return or refund, we like for you to provide photos. And all damage claims must be made within three days of receiving your plants.

Now your plants need to rest, recover, and acclimate to their new environment.

Step 3: Transplant your rooted cuttings.

Once your plants have had some time to revive from their trip, go ahead and transplant them into your chosen container. Generally, our strong plants, can probably be planted the next day. If it’s weaker, or got stressed during delivery, give it some more time.

When you’re ready to transplant, be sure to push the plugs up from the bottom when trying to get them out of the tray. If roots are rounding the cell, open them up to prevent root bound. Make sure to use high porosity (good draining mix) soil mix in your containers; preferred growing conditions do not change for lavender whether the plants are in a pot or in the ground – they do not want wet feet and appreciate good drainage.  Add a slow release natural fertilizer to your mix.

Side Note: If you are transplanting directly to field conditions, make sure your water mechanization is set up before hand. Acclimate your plants to your outside conditions for 5 to 7 days before transplanting. This can be part of your quarantine time if you decide to quarantine plants.

As always, you can call us with specific questions. We guarantee your order to be viable upon arrival, and we do our best to support you in getting your plants to thrive in their new environment.

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