The Garden at 485 Elm
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Transplanting Edible Perennials

Today we relocated two perennials: asparagus and French sorrel. The right time is when the roots are robust but the plant hasn’t yet done much leafing.

Anything that gets planted or transplanted immediately gets a lot of watering. That helps fill in any air pockets that would dry out roots and helps settle the plants, which have undergone a huge change, so they can set roots and grow.

As promised, French sorrel transplantation. Until today, the green plants in tidy rows at the back of the box were mostly one big plant. Watch the video to find out how we do it and other fun garden facts.

French sorrel goes from a big clump to several happy little plants.