Sage Seedlings going limp after transplant :(
I'm a brand new gardener, and I'm really glad to have stumbled upon this forum! This spring, I started a bunch of sage seedlings without really knowing what I was doing. I planted them in small bio-degradable pots in garden topsoil from the garden store, on the kitchen table with the overhead light always on. Nevertheless, some of them sprouted!
After I moved them from college to my family's house, I kept my one pot of four seedlings under a fluorescent kitchen light until they were about 3-4 inches tall, but I felt like they were growing slowly indoors and crowded like that.
I then transplanted them into the garden. Three seedlings went to bigger pots, and one went directly into the soil (mostly clay) as an experiment. I hardened them before planting by putting them outside in half sun for a few days, and transplanted them in late evening.
Unfortunately, the soil mostly crumbled away when I separated the four seedlings, and some of the roots were quite tangled together. I got them all planted anyway, and they looked like this:
Now it's a week later, and one of them is really limp now. I've been making sure the soil has a chance to dry out between watering (sometimes by moving the pots out of the rain), and put the seedlings in full sun, since that's what I read sage likes. How can I find out what's making them limp? How can I take care of them better?