It's nice to have the seedlings grow well. In fact, considering that these
were knocked down to ground level after a major hail storm, these look
darned good. However, I foresee problems. The obvious one is they are too
crowded. Spacing them 8-10 inches apart looks fine when they are 1-2
tall, but good growth and anywhere from 2-6 increases and more
showing up every week uses that space rapidly. How far do some of
folks space seedlings?
The other problem is they have
grown well enough that most of them will
bloom next spring. They are
primed to get the bud stalks frozen by the
almost inevitable late freeze.
Once again. My experience is that seedlings
will bloom the first time
earlier in the season than they will in subsequent
seasons. Not quite sure
why. I'm not going to like that.