loads of seedlings - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by serenekoshy
March 1, 2011
I sowed a lot of assylum seeds and they sprouting wonderfully.. but there are loads of them and some of them are really close to eachother.. should i thin them out/ if so at what height of seedling should i?and can i still plant them elsewhere? grtly appreciate any advice on seedlings..

Answer from NGA
March 1, 2011


You can thin your seedlings by carefully separating them and replanting them. If they're packed close together use a kitchen fork to dig each little group up, potting soil and all. Lay them on a paper towel and separate them with a toothpick, then gently replant each one. Space them an inch apart. Be sure to water them well after you've transplanted them. Seedling stems are quite fragile and if you crush or bruise the stems the seedling will die so be very careful with them. If the seedlings are just too close together for you to easily separate them another way to thin them out is to snip off the excess seedlings, right at soil level. I hope it doesn't come to that, but if the only way you can save some of them is cut cut away some of the others, that's what you'll need to do. Best wishes with your seedlings.

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