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What Do I Do With Geraniums in the Spring?


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Every spring, garden centers and department stores offer several types of geraniums for sale. These versatile plants are usually inexpensive and add long-lasting color to garden borders. They are grown in hanging baskets and pots both indoors and outdoors.

Planting

  • Plant geraniums outdoors in spring when all danger of frost has passed and the soil is beginning to warm. Plant them at the depth they grew in their container. Planting too deep leads to stem rot. Water thoroughly after planting.

Requirements

  • Choose a site with full sun or partial shade and well-drained soil. Improve heavy clay soil by adding organic matter such as compost, or plant them in a raised bed. When the soil is poor use raised beds or containers.

Take Cuttings

  • Spring is a great time to take cuttings from your geraniums. Cut 3-inch sprigs of new growth, remove the lower leaves and root them in potting soil. Place the pot inside a plastic bag to keep the humidity high, and use a rooting hormone. Keep the plant out of direct sunlight as long as it is in the plastic bag.

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