Seedling Care

Importance of Modular Potting

Anonymous added on March 3, 2015 | Answered

I sow my seeds in small flats and keep them until I see 2-3 sets of true leaves, then I move them to their permanent windowsill pots for growing and flowering with watering and fertilizing. I usually skip the modular potting phase. Is this ok? Some schools insist that this way the food is absorbed too early from the soil and the plant would grow weak, and wouldn't flower.

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    Answered on March 5, 2015


    Thank you for sending us your gardening question.

    I would say that transplanting plants from flats directly to their permanent pots is ok. It sounds like this practice has been serving you well thus far. The plants will thrive and become strong in their permanent pots so long as they are given proper nourishment (healthy amounts of water and fertilizer).

    Please let us know if you have any other gardening questions and happy gardening!

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