Help needed with Japanese Maple Seedlings
Okay, while going around on halloween 2012, I can across some Japanese Red Maple tress, and brought some seeds home. I googled it, and realised that the seeds were taken too early. They were not easy to take off the tree, and had not started to turn brown.
I tried soaking them for 24 hours like the guide said, and none of them sank.
So I threw them all in a pot, and left them there through the rain, the hard freeze, etc. Well, about 2 weeks ago, they sprouted!
I have like 12 of them SO FAR in a 1 gal nursery pot. I had about 30 seeds total that I tossed in there.
They are very crowded in there.
So what I want to know, is when should I transplant them?
What is the best way to transplant them, to have the least amount of damage?
(I know from transplanting seedlings from my boss' tree, that the seedlings have a very low success rate)
*Yes, I also know that the seeds will not be true to the parent tree, I dont care, I just thought it would be neat to try and grow them!