The Q&A Archives: Rule for Transplanting Seedlings

Question: About how big inch-wise would you say seedlings like Salvia and Snapdragons need to be need to be before transferring them to small individual containers greenhouse? The seeds were so minute that I could barely tell if there were any. Diana Spradlin Kokomo, IN

Answer: The general "rule of thumb" is when the seedling's height is three times the diameter of the pot or container, then tranplant them into another larger container. If they are growing in one inch pots, then when the plants are three inches tall, transplant.

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