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Mar 16, 2017 3:11 PM CST
At what stage (how big) can lithops planted from seed be transplanted? Mine are about 1/4 inch tall. Are they still too young. And, what can I use to get rid of gnats without harming the seedlings?
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Mar 16, 2017 3:22 PM CST
I think they are too small - I would wait until they were at least 1/2 inch.

You can get rid of gnats by watering less and by bottom watering, allowing the soil surface to dry a little.
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Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
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Mar 16, 2017 11:53 PM CST
Use sticky flypaper close to the surface of the soil to control fungus gnats. You will see visible results. Smiling
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