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Q.Do I Transplant Seedlings to Larger Containers Before Ground?

Zone 7 | oneeyelucy added on March 17, 2013 | Answered

I have broccoli, bell and chili pepper and onion seedlings in a 72 Burpee Super Growing tray. Do I need to transplant these too larger containers before the ground?

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Answered on March 17, 2013

A 72 count cell is awfully small to grow plants for garden planting. You should have a larger soil ball with superior roots along with a stronger stem from not being so crowded. Ideally, you could plant all three in individual 3-4 inch containers when the 72 plug is full of roots. (We go from plug tray to a 36 count tray and then into a 3.5' pot for the peppers. We do not bump broccoli or onions up from a 36.) We also harden off the transplants in 5-6 hours sun before putting in garden.

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