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Can I separate Impatiens seedlings?

Posted by Hawkeyes78 (My Page) on
Sun, Mar 16, 14 at 14:45

I planted Impatiens indoors for the first time and planted 3-4 seeds per seed cell. If they all grow, is it possible to carefully separate the seedlings from each other when transplanting into bigger pots?

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RE: Can I separate Impatiens seedlings?

  • Posted by cugal 5b-6a NE Ks (My Page) on
    Mon, Mar 17, 14 at 11:44

Yes, providing it's done before seedling roots become too entangled. Be careful to not crush the stems......

RE: Can I separate Impatiens seedlings?

I wouldn't do this at the seedling stage. Pot up the little clump into 2 or 3 inch pots then, if you use a light compost, when you come to plant on you will find they fall apart naturally. If you do this when they are very small you will lose a lot. Personally I wait until they are beginning to flower, then I can choose the best colors.

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