I have a friend who buys plug plants quite regularly, whilst I have generally grown from seed (except for onion and garlic sets). Recently though I was looking in the Organic Gardening Catalogue and saw under Autumn Sowing and Planting, some collections of plug plants and decided to give them a go, so I decided to follow Roger's example.
The supplier for the Organic Gardening Catalogue turned out to be Rocket Gardens. I found everything very well packaged and the plants, when revealed, were good and healthy and clear growing advice was provided.
(By the way, I decided to post about this for interest, I haven't been approached by The Organic Catalogue, nor by Rocket Gardens, this is just me, and not any kind of advertisement).
I kept some photographs through the process and here they are.
|Lettuce plants under first layer of straw|
|Lettuce plants revealed (coin for scale)|
|First layer removed|
|Plugs in water prior to planting|
|Most plants in beds. Salads went mainly into greenhouse.|