Terrible plug plants - I just want a good moan
I usually have great success with plug plants each year, potting them on once or twice before planting them out. But this year I went for a "great deal" offered by Groupon (much cheaper than the big plant suppliers). Big mistake. For a start, the plugs were tiny and 4 had rotted off (2 had no signs of life at all, just a plug of compost). The other 20 had grown leggy, virtually colourless and fragile - reason being, they had watered them copiously before posting them to me the day before the Easter weekend. The package had obviously sat in the sorting office for 4-5 days. I'm doing my best to save the poor little beggars, but does anyone have any tips other than potting them on and keeping them dry-ish in the greenhouse?