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RE: Transplanting seedlings


In the greenhouses for the Trial Gardens, we just gently separate them and
put each into a bigger pot and water.  Most do wonderfully.


> [Original Message]
> From: Johnson Cyndi D Civ 95 CG/SCSRT <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>
> To: gardenchat@hort.net <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 4/10/2006 12:35:53 PM
> Subject: [CHAT] Transplanting seedlings
>
>  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?
>
> Cyndi
>
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