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I bet your all fed up of me .. lol..Here are my asters which I have transplanted once do they need potting on before they go in the ground or have I left this too late now? ... they look a bit thin to me..this is the first time I have grow anything from seed and don't really know what to do next with them... or shall I give them up as a bad job.Thankyou.

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They're not ready to be put in the ground yet Kate. Just keep them growing on - they need to be bigger before you plant them out, but they're OK & you're doing fine. Patience! :-)

31 May, 2011


Thankyou...shall I pot them on or leave them as they are in the trays ?

31 May, 2011


I'd leave them where they are, every time you fiddle with them there's a bit of damage to roots and shoots. Keep them in a nice light position so they don't get drawn out and straggly and keep them watered as necessary. You can plant them out when they have several pairs of leaves and they've grown into nice bushy plantlets about 3 inches high.

31 May, 2011


Thanks a lot for that :)

31 May, 2011


And keep asking the questions...

31 May, 2011


As Beattie says, best leave them where they are . . . you've done well to have them well spaced out already, so no need to prick them out. (That is usually done when there are at least two sets of leaves, and when they NEED to be pricked out into larger pots because they've been sown close together.)

31 May, 2011


Dificult to judge the size of your trays but next year when you transplant use the insert modules that fit standard sized seed trays....i tend to use 15 cell inserts for bedding plants, it makes it a lot easier when planting out, and gives you more space. And that compost looks a bit lumpy, so if you do use inserts it looks like it should be sieved.

31 May, 2011


thanks to you all for your help :)

1 Jun, 2011

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