Seedlings are sprouting...now what do I do?!!!

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  1. Sjoerd

    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    These are usually the size that gently lift them out of the soil and transplant them in a slightly larger container.
    However, you planted them in those little cylinders. Perhaps you could just transplant the entire ball (plantlet and all) into a slightly larger pot.

    I see that some containers have two plantlets in them. I would lift one of them very gently and place it into another container on its own. I suspect that the plantlet will develop better if it does not have to compete with a twin.

    If you cannot get it out in tact, I would just nip it off and thus loose one of the two.

    I would not cover them again at this stage.

    Good luck miss, keep us posted.
     
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    Netty Chaotic Gardener Plants Contributor

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    Looking good!
     
  3. poodledoodlemom

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    Thank you very much! :)
     
  4. poodledoodlemom

    poodledoodlemom Seedling

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    I now have 3 rosemary plants sprouting also. I've never had this many plants all at the same time!!!!! How aren't y'all nervous wrecks?!
     



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  5. carolyn

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    Rosemary is a hard one to germinate. If you got three going...good on you! My envelope for the seeds I got this year said 50% germination rate. I sowed them two by two and that was probably about correct. It is actually easier to take cuttings and start them instead of germinating seeds.
     
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    poodledoodlemom Seedling

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    I tried doing a cutting like 4 times but they would never root. Tried that with lavender too but also didn't work.
     
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    carolyn Strong Ash

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    Did you use rooting hormone? That is a must for the cuttings and what type of stem were you using? woody or green? Green is much easier to root than a woody stem. A heat mat also helps.
     
  8. poodledoodlemom

    poodledoodlemom Seedling

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    I actually did not use the rooting hormone because I couldn't find it. They were really woody.
     
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    waretrop Strong Ash Plants Contributor

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    Also If you are doing it in the house make a greenhouse effect by putting it in a plastic bag and twist-em it and open it when you need to.

    I have rooted them in 2 weeks. they were fresh green small clippings that I used rooting hormone on.
     
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    poodledoodlemom Seedling

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    So put the cuttings in the bag?

    I actually have like 8 rosemary sprouting!! I'm so excited!!! And one sweet pepper sprouting too.
     
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    poodledoodlemom Seedling

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    Why are the stems different colors?

    Where there are two seedlings coming up together, why do the stems look different? One is green and the other is kind of purple. Is one weaker? Can you see what I'm talking about? Thank you!

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    Different colored stems ( photo / image / picture from poodledoodlemom's Garden )
     
  12. carolyn

    carolyn Strong Ash

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    Are you growing all the same variety? But I don't think you have anything to worry over. transplant them and let them grow. I often have purple colored stems. No idea why.
     
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    poodledoodlemom Seedling

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    Yep. Came from the same packet. I just thought it was odd. Thanks!!! :)
     

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