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Beginner Gardening: Question on transplanting

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Corpus Christi, TX

October 21, 2012
4:38 PM

Post #9311563


I have a Cayenne pepper plant that I no longer want but someone else does. The plant is over 6 months old and it looks great with many peppers on it. Is it possible to transplant it when its this old and established? If it is possible any tips?

Thank you
Durhamville, NY
(Zone 5b)

October 22, 2012
10:51 AM

Post #9312257

Sure why not. The biggest problem transplanted plants suffer from is dehydration because the root system is damaged in the move.

Take as big a ball of soil that you can. Keep the plant shaded for awhile. It might also help to remove as much as half the leaves to prevent it from drying out. I'd have to think about the fruit, but I'd be tempted to pick that also.

good luck.


SE Houston (Hobby), TX
(Zone 9a)

October 22, 2012
1:32 PM

Post #9312390

What Doug9345 said...
Plantersville, TX
(Zone 9a)

October 26, 2012
8:56 AM

Post #9315973

My best time to do transplants & cuttings is just after a rain or during a drizzle. The ground is wet, & you don't have to water after planting. Also, the sun is usually not shining. A cloudy day, is the best.
Madras, OR

January 1, 2013
10:37 AM

Post #9372333

Next time, you might also water in the roots with a vit b1 solution as directed on the label. It seems to help reduce transplant shock

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