In Between Moving Homes: Tips And Tricks For Keeping Potted Plants In Storage Units

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Americans are highly mobile, with the average American moving at least once every 5 years. In between moves, you may find yourself caught in an awkward situation. You may have already sold your home with the new owners ready to move in immediately, but your new home may not be ready just yet. In these situations, self-storage units may be the perfect solution to your problems. If you have potted plants or outdoor plants that you would like to relocate to your new home, carefully storing them in these storage units for several days will generally be fine.

Investing in High Quality Pots and Containers

To make sure that the plants survive the journey and that you don't make a huge mess by spilling soil all over the storage units, spend the extra money to invest in high quality pots and containers. Make sure that the pots and containers are capable of supporting the weight of the soil and the plant. High quality containers will prevent moisture loss. 

The pots and containers should have some weight to them in order to support the plants that they contain and prevent the plants from toppling over. There are a wide variety of pots and containers that you can choose from. You don't have to opt for traditional ceramic models. In fact, plastic storage bins have been known to be just as effective and capable. Some experts recommend plastic storage bins, as they are less likely to break if they are dropped.

Check over all of the pots and containers to make sure that there are no holes or damages that need to be addressed. You may also want to pour some water into the pots and containers and let the water sit for several days in order to see whether moisture can seep through the material. 

Providing Adequate Amounts of Water for Your Plants 

The amount of water that the plants will need will be dependent on the type of soil that you have, the climate that it is in, and the plant species. You want to make sure that the whole root ball is moist, which generally means that a little bit of water will drain out from the bottom. You may want to add drainage systems into the pots and containers to drain the excess water.

To determine whether the plants have adequate water, water the plants and let the water soak in for a bit. Dig your finger as deep into the soil as possible to make sure that the water has penetrated deep down. You want to water the plants right before you put them into storage, so that they will have adequate water during this particularly stressful time. 

Minimizing Climate Changes with Climate-Controlled Storage Units

Most plants are vulnerable to climate changes and may not survive the journey if their new environment is significantly different from their original one. There are many storage units that offer climate-controlled options where the temperature and humidity levels within each of the storage units can be controlled and maintained.

Although the type of plant species that you are working with may affect the optimal temperature, most plants should be stored at temperatures between 60 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit. Anything above or below these temperatures can be damaging to the plants.

Conclusion

Keeping potted plants and outdoor plants in storage units for several days while you are in between moves can be quite helpful. Your plants will remain healthy and strong, as long as you ensure that they have sufficient water and nutrients, and as long as they are stored in storage units that are kept at optimal conditions. 

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15 May 2015

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