Getting a good start

I am ordering some Silver Vines and Rudbeckia Wizard plants from a gardening catalog and I want them to have a good chance of growing well in my yard. What would be the best way to ensure that their roots will survive the planting. Should I start them on my enclosed porch or plant them directly? Is there anything I should do to the soil or location before planting outside?
Submitted by BHGPhotoContest

Hi,

Thanks for writing. I'd pot up you new plants in a porch or other protected structure and grow them there until all danger of hard freezes has passed. In your area, you can probably grow your new plants outdoors in another month or so.

Thanks for writing. I hope this helps!

---Justin,
Senior Garden Editor, BHG.com


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