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Planting or transplanting a seedling or mature plant:
Let’s prepare gloves, a hand spade, compost for nutrient supply, humus, and a watering can for watering.
Dig the ground at the place of the seedling, deeper than the height of the seedling pot. This is especially necessary for those plants that require nutrients, for them, before planting, sprinkle mature compost or humus mixed with soil into the planting hole. If we plant in a balcony box or a pot, we have two options: in the case of a self-watering pot, fill the pot with soil 1-2 cm thick and place the seedling on it. If you use a traditional pot, check whether the bottom is perforated, whether excess water can drain from the pot. Then spread gravel or clay granules in a 1-2 cm layer, this will be our drainage layer. Fill it with a few cm of soil and then put the seedling in.
Carefully lift the seedling out of the pot.
Carefully place the earth ball of the seedling in the deepened hole so that the plant is exactly as deep in the ground as it was in the pot.
Use the spade to fill the exposed parts with soil, then compact the soil around the stem.
Water the soil around the seedling thoroughly. It is then worth mulching the soil, 4-5 cm thick, loosely.