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Re: Transplanting seedlings

Two questions, Cyndi--

One, have you ever soaked pepper seeds in a salt petre solution before planting? It seems to improve germination.

Two, why not plant two or three seedlings together?

On Apr 10, 2006, at 12:29 PM, Johnson Cyndi D Civ 95 CG/SCSRT wrote:

My peppers this year had a rather irritating germination pattern. I swear I
was paying attention when I put in the seeds but it sure doesn't look like
it. Half the cells have all their seeds sprouted (2 or 3) and the other
half, nothing.
Normally I would just pinch out the extras in each cell, but...germination
time for peppers is long and I got started late. Rather than replanting I
want to separate out the multiple seedlings. They have their first pair of
true leaves at this point. What technique do I use to gently separate them?
I heard you are supposed to handle them by the leaves not stems? Should I
wait till they are more robust or not?


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Southwest Florida
27.0 N, 82.4 W
Hardiness Zone 10
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Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
Maximum 100 F [38 C]

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