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Did I kill my seedlings? (corn in my case)

Posted by braddqq (My Page) on
Fri, May 4, 12 at 21:43

I had several nice little corn seedlings growing in a starter cell kit. They were about four inches high.

When I went to transport them into a bed in the backyard, the soil cube pretty much crumbled in my hands. In one case, I was barely moving over any soil -- just a little seedling with its poor root hanging out in the open air.

I planted it the best I could - but do you all think based on what I said pretty much killed them for good?

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RE: Did I kill my seedlings? (corn in my case)

Give them some root boost and they may survive but corn does not like being transplanted and may sit and pout for awhile.

RE: Did I kill my seedlings? (corn in my case)

Corn seeds germinate rapidly directly in soil. For good polination, corn is usually planted in a rectangle. Therefore, direct seeding of more plants than you may have would likely overtake the transplants and do better with more corn.

RE: Did I kill my seedlings? (corn in my case)

I've done that a thousand times. It will be fine as long as you keep it moist for a couple of days.

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