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Just bought some grape & gooseberry plants - what to do whilst I wait to plant at lotty?

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Evening all,

I have just bought 2 gooseberry plants & 1 grape plant and I was wondering what best to do with them whilst I wait to plant them down at the allotment at the weekend?

Shall I keep them in the porch as it is colder (& sheltered) as opposed to warmer areas of the house? Shall I plant them in pots (but I would have to carry the heavier load) and leave them outside?

Thanks for your advice,

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There's a section in Michel Pilarski's food forest course about preserving plants and protecting them prior to planting: http://organiclifeguru.com/course/how-to-grow-a-medicinal-food-forest/

Michael covers it in great detail in the Planting Part 1 Lesson. You can put the plants in buckets with water and some inoculants ...

Water inoculants mentioned in this lesson:

Root Zone: Mycorrhizal fungi with beneficial bacteria
MAXSEA Soluble Seaweed Acid Plant Food
Liquinox Start Vitamin B-1
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not in the house. Heel them in in shade, that means you throw a bit of dirt or woodchips over the roots that they don't dry out, water tehm.
Diego Footer on Permaculture Based Homesteads - from the Eat Your Dirt Summit
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