Newbie here, how do i repot my christmas tree?
Hi guys , ive just got a little 3ft norway spruce delivered who was pot grown, however the pot is all cracked and not in great condition., how do i go about repotting it? and what size pot do i need? do i need to use compost or soil or anything? sorry im terrible at this and its my first green fingered venture xx
A good trick when you pot a plant into a bigger pot, is to put the pot it's been in into the new one [without the plant]. It'll need a little layer of soil/compost in the bottom, so that the levels are the same. You then fill the whole thing with the new soil you have. Firm it down a bit, and then remove the inner pot.
You're then left with a hole which is the same size as the root ball of the plant, and can simply drop it in.
Obviously, that works best if the rootball isn't compromised in any way, and the medium the plant is already growing in isn't either rock hard or loose.
Make sure the plant has been well watered before you start, and the soil/compost is nicely damp. If it's allowed to dry out, it can be hard to rehydrate it, and makes the job of repotting and watering much harder, especially if you're having it inside your house
I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...