In a previous post I showed how I started seeding some items for this coming spring. Some items germinate quicker than others, so I transferred the faster growing ones into their own tray once of size. If you start your seeds in an open tray with no divisions, it is best to transfer the seedlings before they get too large because you don’t want the roots of the seedlings to wrap around each other and cause damage when trying to separate them.
Once I transplanted them, I placed them in our guest bathroom. Why? I was able to leave the lights off. Since I had just disrupted the seedlings ‘living space’, placing the seedlings in a dark area allows the seedlings to be under less stress while they acclimate to their new space. Today, I moved them out of the bathroom, back into the laundry room (where I can leave the light on).
As the seeds germinate and grow more, I will continue to transfer them to the individual tray.
Don’t forget to write all of your garden activities on your gardening calendar! Get your Head in the Garden!