Peat Pot Care

  • Put the peat pot in a sunny place with a dish under the pot to collect excess water.

  • Water one to two times a day. The outside of the peat pot should be a dark brown color and feel like a damp sponge. Be careful to not over water and never let the peat pot dry out.

  • In about 7 to 10 days you should start to see the plant starting to emerge from the soil.

  • Once your plant has 2 to 3 sets of leaves on the stem or is approximately 3 to 4 inches tall you can then plant it outside or into a very large container.



  • Dig a hole that is twice as wide and twice as deep as the peat pot.

  • A light application of fertilizer mixed in at planting time will encourage strong root growth to protect them from blowing over in the wind.

  • If both of your seeds sprout, you are going to have to separate the two plants. Check the spacing recommendations to space out your plants so that they have room to grow. To separate the plants, gently squeeze the pot to loosen the soil to make it easier to separate the two plants. Remove one plant from the peat pot and plant it in hole. Leave the other plant in the peat pot and plant it in another hole.

  • Be sure to put it in a sunny location.

  • Keep the soil moist (but not too wet) until the plant becomes established.

  • Once the plant is established, water deeply though infrequently (check soil every 3-4 days) to encourage deep rooting. Mature plants tolerate drought well.


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