Picking 'em out to save special sprouts?
I presently have visible sprouts of alcea rugosa (Russian Hollyhock) in a winter sown bottle outdoors. The seeds were surface sown & pressed lightly into the soil and as a result the seed remains on top of the soil with the white root extended & exposed. I've had problems with germination in the past 2 years of this variety. In this bottle so far only 2 of the 15 are germinated & I would like to be sure of their survival. (they've been laying on surface for 1 week now)
Our weather has been fluctuating like crazy from way below freezing to well into the 70F. Would anyone suggest me picking those germinated seeds out of the bottle & planting them in individual containers by planting them root in soil. I would grow them on indoors until they would be safe to harden off again outdoors?
I'm wondering if anyone has found themselves in this situation & if you would recommend doing this.
Thank You in Advance for your input.