Thinning foxglove

Maynard1980April 17, 2014

As everyone who's planted foxglove knows, the seeds are very tiny. When I started some seedlings indoors, I spread a pinch of seeds in each pot. They came up in little clumps, with dozens of little seedlings poking out. I'm just not sure how to thin them. Should I plant them all together as is, or try thinning them down?

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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

wait until they are big enough to handle... than break open the pot.. and separate them ... and then repot them ...

usually around that time of the second true leaves.. as compared to the seed leaves ...

or.. some sewing scissors.. and clip half of them off ...

and its surely early enough.. to sow a few more ... and spread them out better.. in case you kill all these.. lol.. been there.. done that ...


    Bookmark   April 17, 2014 at 12:15PM
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Right, even if you don't want to disturb them now when they are such small seedlings, doing it later when they are a few inches tall would be just fine.

    Bookmark   April 17, 2014 at 12:18PM
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Thanks! I'll just plant them as is, and if they don't survive, I have tons of seeds left.

    Bookmark   April 17, 2014 at 12:30PM
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do you guys get a lot of aphids (green) in your foxglove leaves? if so how do you control them?

    Bookmark   April 18, 2014 at 1:56AM
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