So this year I decided to try starting my vegetable plants from seeds. To my surprise, I was quite successful and about 95% of my seeds germinated. The issue with that is that since I expected such low success, I planted about 6 seeds in each planter originally. My main question is, should I separate them? The majority of the plants were started 4/1 w/ the melons and such being started 4/14. My concern is that I'll separate them and they'll all die. I'm realizing that these "bushes/bundles" aren't growing as rapidly as some of the other singular plants. If they're all going to die by doing so, it's not worth it, but if I can "graft" them together or something or successfully separate them, that would be ideal. My concern is that splitting them could kill them, but at the same time, having 6 tomato plants in one spot could cause such a nutrient deficiency that I don't get any yield. I could really use some advise - Next year I know to only plant 2 seeds MAX per container!
SUMMARY: I planted a bunch of seeds per container expecting only a couple to germinate. Almost all germinated and now I have MULTIPLE plants (tomatoes, melons, squash, broccoli, brussels, etc.) that have have multiples in the same spot (i.e. 6 tomato plants from one central location).
Can/Should I divide the vegetable plants?
Are there certain ones I can and certain that aren't possible?
- If tomatoes are hardy and it's worth the risk versus if brusselsprouts are fragile and will die upon attempting
All the plants have been transplanted already