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Jan 18, 2016 11:21 AM CST
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Name: Jennifer Earnshaw
Kansas City Ks (Zone 6a)
All advice welcome
My seedlings are doing well I think. My question is some are a month old now and some are getting plump some are still straight legged. How long do I leave them in the trays and I've cut back watering to only watering when dry. Also some of my trays aren't full of mix should I add more to fill to the top?

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Jan 18, 2016 11:30 AM CST
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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Since they are all in individual cells, I see no problem growing them as is until spring. Even though there is less potting soil in some of the cells, again, I would leave them be.
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Jan 18, 2016 12:09 PM CST
Name: Heath
sevierville TN (Zone 7a)
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Good job on your seedlings. I would definitely leave them alone until thay are root bound or a inch tall
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Jan 18, 2016 6:58 PM CST
Name: Rick
Vancouver Island, Canada (Zone 8a)
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Jennifer, as Ken has stated. Leaving them in those cells longer will be best. Usually a good rule of thumb is, transplant up once seedlings have at least 4-6 true leaves. If you had them all in a communal pot, then transplanting might be sooner. This is not the case of your seedlings.
Definitely do not add more soil and cover the stems.
With these seedlings, I would not let them dry right back. Seedlings should be kept evenly moist, but not wet. Making sure that they are in a warm situation and good light.

They are looking really nice, Jennifer.

Rick
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Jan 18, 2016 9:18 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Jennifer Earnshaw
Kansas City Ks (Zone 6a)
All advice welcome
Ok thanks everyone for the advice. I do have them under light when the sun isn't shining. I've been watering underneath when I see them drying they seem to be sucking the water right up
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Jan 20, 2016 12:40 AM CST
Name: David Laderoute
Zone 5B/6 - NW MO (Zone 5b)
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You are growing these under lights inside?

You a whole bunch of seedlings there. nodding Are all 286 Adeniums?
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Jan 20, 2016 4:56 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Jennifer Earnshaw
Kansas City Ks (Zone 6a)
All advice welcome
Yes I am. There is 118 babied
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Jan 20, 2016 5:04 PM CST
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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They look so cute Jennifer! Lovey dubby
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Jan 20, 2016 5:50 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Jennifer Earnshaw
Kansas City Ks (Zone 6a)
All advice welcome
Thank you @tarev
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Jan 20, 2016 10:00 PM CST
Name: David Laderoute
Zone 5B/6 - NW MO (Zone 5b)
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Jan 25, 2016 9:34 AM CST
Thread OP
Name: Jennifer Earnshaw
Kansas City Ks (Zone 6a)
All advice welcome
I have a couple seedlings that I have what looks like veragated leaves is this what they look like?

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Jan 25, 2016 6:59 PM CST
Name: Rick
Vancouver Island, Canada (Zone 8a)
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Jennifer,
I am not sure from photo. It is not all that clear to me. Looking somewhat more yellow than white/cream color on leaves? There is one with a more chartreuse color variegation. Hard to tell. Maybe just my eyes?
Rick
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Jan 25, 2016 7:30 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Jennifer Earnshaw
Kansas City Ks (Zone 6a)
All advice welcome
Can you see this picture better but your right it's green and yellow it's actually pretty I didn't know if that meant anything since it's not like the rest.

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