Seedling Care
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Spring Planting Seedlings

Anonymous added on March 30, 2014 | Answered

I've planted several plants by seeds in a mini garden in the house. At what height do I transfer into bigger pots before I plant them in garden? I live in Wisconsin.

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Nikki
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Answered on March 30, 2014

The rule of thumb is that you can transplant them when they have 2 sets of true leaves. True leaves are the leaves that normally appear on the plant, not the leaves that appear when they are first sprouting. With some plants with small seeds, like snapdragons for example, it is not uncommon to repot when they are very small, with only their first leaves. This is referred to as pricking out the seedlings as the soil plugs is broken apart and you can use a toothpick or something like that to gently remove individual seedlings from the soil plug and them replant them individually.

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