Landscaping (Transplanting Plants) OpenCourseWare: A Free Bachelor Level Landscaping Course by USU

Published Mar 24, 2009

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Discover the art of transplanting through this free Utah State University (USU) OpenCourseWare program, 'Landscaping (Transplanting Plants)'. Transplanting can be difficult if you do not have the right tools or the know-how, but after taking this course students will transplant with ease. This course has no prerequisites but is part of USU's Landscaping Management Series.

Landscaping (Transplanting Plants): Course Specifics

Degree Level Free Audio Video Downloads
Undergraduate Yes Yes Yes Yes

Lectures/Notes Study Materials Tests/Quizzes
No No No

Landscaping (Transplanting Plants): Course Description

Professor Roger Kjelgren explores the transplanting process in this, the sixth edition of Utah State University's (USU) Landscape Management Series. To ensure your plants' survival, Professor Kjelgren will walk you through the step-by-step process of successful transplanting, from soil preparation to watering and maintaining. Transplanting involves moving a tree or plant, such as a flower or a shrub, from one place to another. Most small deciduous trees may be moved with no soil attached to their roots. Trees of more than 7.5 cm (3 inches) in trunk diameter, however, are best moved balled and burlapped, that is, with a ball of earth enclosing the roots held in place with burlap. Vegetables and flowers that have been started indoors may be transplanted when all danger of frost has passed. Plants must be handled carefully to avoid shock. Seedlings are hardened up for a day or two outside before transplanting. A day that is cloudy or rainy, windless, and cool is ideal for transplanting garden plants. The roots must be kept moist and intact. Newly transplanted small plants require a few days of protection from direct sunlight.

This course includes a video lecture and other resources, which are available for free online. To learn more, visit the plant translplanting course page.

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