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danielfulloa
Jan 15, 2018 5:55 PM CST
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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Jan 15, 2018 7:17 PM CST
Welcome!

I just don't even know where to begin. ...

Seeds are little self contained future plants. They come in a little package complete with enough food to keep them going through at least secondary leaf stage. Seed starter mixes are almost devoid of any nutrients and when the plant does start showing signs of needing fertilizer, use 1/4 strength all purpose fertilizer (the 3 numbers on the package should be the same). Rabbit stuff and fish emulsion are mainly sources of nitrogen. You can use your rabbit doo-doo sparingly after its well aged and the plants are ready to set out in your garden.

At the seed stage, your future seedlings don't need sun but they will benefit from some bottom heat. Yes, you can plant too many seeds in one cell. I limit mine to 2 seeds per cell. You can't successfully separate tiny tender plants so you will end up cutting all but 1 or 2 off at ground level. But with that much nitrogen, I doubt they will germinate. Sorry! Sighing!

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