Vertical Gardening: How To Transplant Plants

I show some key steps to successfully transplant plants for vertical gardening. I’m guessing you will learn a thing or two that is new but could really help …
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24 Responses to “Vertical Gardening: How To Transplant Plants”

  1. ChaseSevereWeather Reply May 6, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    I’m very new to gardening, but I was told by the life science department at my college’s plant sale to loosen the roots when transplanting or the plant will become root-bound, which can and most likely will strangle the plant. Apparently, loosening the roots and untangling them will allow them to flourish in the soil you are transplanting into. This is just what I was told.

    If one gardener tests this theory and proves it wrong, then it works for them; however, it may not work for others.

  2. How do you determine how much Mittleider Mix to use per garden bed to fertilize- is there a formula you follow? I have 3 4 ft by 8 ft beds, but I also have my bucket garden and then random plants growing in my mulch around the edge of the yard? Is there a specific Mittleider book you would recommend to start with? I was so sold on the square foot garden but I’ve never been very good at gardening in the first place – but I keep trying for some reason : )

  3. yerdoppelganger Reply May 6, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    Many studies have found no difference or inconclusive evidence regarding nutritive value of organic vs. conventional. Woese et al (1997) reported on an extensive literature base of 150 comparative studies. Worthington (2001) reviewed 41 studies of organic vs conventional. Bourn and Prescott (2002) summarized studies comparing organic vs inorganic. There is also a recent study by Stanford University employing 200 existing studies. Perhaps you should do your homework.

  4. yerdoppelganger Reply May 6, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    a loss of rich organic soil, and thus nutrients, from the native grassland prairie were a result of the dust bowl. Furthermore, you continue to speak of physical erosion (wind erosion and water) which says nothing about the ramifications of chemical fertilizers. To quote you sir, “Your. Just another newbie with an attitude.” it should be You’re, and yes, I have an attitude with uninformed people spreading unfounded misinformation without providing any sufficient evidence.

  5. yerdoppelganger Reply May 6, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    well sir, methinks one who publishes research in the Soil Science Society of America Journal may, perhaps, be a soil scientist otherwise known as an agronomist. It seems to me that you don’t have a valid argument so you have resorted to name calling and semantics. A master gardener is a trained volunteer (you). I have a Master’s degree from a land grant university in soil fertility. Your outrage speaks volumes. The dust bowls came from physical manipulation of the soil not chemical (fertilizers)

  6. SportsFanDecor Reply May 6, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    Your a soil scientist? LOL You cannot even say the proper name which shows me your full of complete shit. Soil scientist lol. A so called soil scientist, which for your info is not called a soil scientist but you just happen to come to this little video to talk shit? Take your newbie so called soil scientist LOL and go learn something. Just from your response tells me you know absolultely nothing about soil, fertilizers, soil amendments or plant food or anything else for that matter. NEWBIE!

  7. SportsFanDecor Reply May 6, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    ACTUALLY UOU DO NOT KNOW WHAT THE HELL YOUR TALKING ABOUT FOOL. I am a master gardener and an overwhelming amount of tests and evidence show that continued chemical ferts destroy the soil. Why do you think we have dust bowls and loss of soil on the farms not to mention the loss in nutrition in the fruits in veggies. Because chemicals destroy the soil. Try doing your homework and research for 27 years and maybe you can tell me something. Your. Just another newbie with an attitude

  8. yerdoppelganger Reply May 6, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    your statement that chemical fertilizers will destroy soil is unfounded. It does not destroy microbial life, and can, in fact, cause microbial life to flourish if used properly. overuse or excess of any soil amendment can be damaging. It most certainly doesn’t not destroy other nutrients. I’m a soil scientist and I have never seen a nitrogen compound attack and nullify a phosphorus molecule. this is ludicrous.

  9. yerdoppelganger Reply May 6, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    both of you are incorrect on some things. First, there is not evidence that plants discriminate where nutrients come from, as long as those nutrients are available. Commercial fertilizers are simply made such that the nutrients are more rapidly available as opposed to the more complex organic forms in compost/ manure. Secondly, prepper, almost all commercial fertilizers are salts and can definitely burn plants. Potash is potassium chloride salt, etc. you don’t damage soil when adding manure

  10. Have you done a test? I did and I videoed the results. The results show no matter how tangled the roots are your plants will grow better and be healthier if you don’t touch the roots, no matter what condition they are in. Never, pull apart roots. Putting more than one plant in a hole will reduce your plant growth and production because you have multiple plants fighting for the nutrients meant for only one plant. Follow the planting details as recommended by Mr. Mittleider for highest yields.

  11. Some college biology teachers said the same thing to Jacob Mittleider that you said about destroying soil by using his fertilizers. He know they were wrong so he had three independent soil labs test his soil that he had been gardening in for ten years. All three tests confirmed his soils were rich and healthy. You actually damage the soil when adding manure, etc because of all the salts you are dumping at the same time. This method is healthier for humans, plants and soil.

  12. SportsFanDecor Reply May 6, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    You should get away from using chemical fertilizers. Well I guess it does not matter for you because your not using soil. Chemical fertilizers will destroy a good soil after a few years because it destroys microbial life and other nutrients in soils. If you use soil do not use those kinds of fertilizers, use only organic ferts and compost. I like what you do though. I have to say the videos i have seen so far your plants look great and it seems with saw dust the bugs dont bother you. I like that

  13. Actually your suppose to pull down the bottom of the roots before transplanting them so that roots will not continue to go around the plant and it helps them to breathe much better. If there is not that much rootage then your right do not touch them but if they have a lot of roots going around and around then you do pull them apart. Anyways very nice garden for not gardening for long. Never throw good plants away. Putting only one plant of squash, cucumber per hole is a waste of space.

  14. Our pepper plants typically grow to 5′ or taller. I think it is because of the long growing season. We have always needed to support them because they get so big.

  15. I do have a video on the automatic watering system. Please view my Mittleider Gardening Method playlist.

  16. We got the bees for pollination. They do a great job. My neighbors love having the honey bees in the neighborhood for pollination of their flowers and plants too. Of course the honey we give them kind of sweetens the deal too.

  17. That is awesome. I have found that no matter what kind of care plants get they want to grow. They grow in cracks, with little water or nutrients. I have also learned by having three different gardening methods in my back yard that plants will grow faster, healthier and produce more nutritious food if they get the care and nutrients they need. Since I have a small garden I have the time to give them the attention they need to reach their greatest potential. And I enjoy the time in the garden.

  18. Just like food I keep one year supply of fertilizer on hand. According to the USDA this is organic. All the ingredients used in the Mittleider fertilizers are approved for organic gardening by the USDA. If you buy organic produce at the store they could and probably are using the same fertilizer ingredients as the Mittleider gardening method. Organic means no toxic pesticides, herbicides or insecticides. That is how I garden.

  19. Just wondering if there is an organic way of doing this and also with being LDSPrepper did you bye a lot of fertilizer for when the SHTF?

  20. I really do like your videos, and I’ve been gardening for 12 years now and I respect any and all gardener. but if I had to fuss over any plant in this manner. It will not get planted. I grow my own plants. Sometimes I purchased them . I just take them out of the tray put them in the ground. Water them in. And for some reason for 12 years they grow.

    Thank you for your videos keep them, coming

  21. Robert Swisher Reply May 7, 2013 at 1:41 am

    Also your watering system ,do you have a video on that as well ?

  22. Robert Swisher Reply May 7, 2013 at 1:44 am

    Does the bees you have pollenate your garden and have you had any complaints about your bees from your neighbors ?

  23. CherokeeArchetype Reply May 7, 2013 at 2:36 am

    btw goodwork!

  24. CherokeeArchetype Reply May 7, 2013 at 2:52 am

    me neither lol