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Thyme to 'Pot Up' Thyme seedlings????

Posted by ldsluder 7b (My Page) on
Mon, Mar 28, 11 at 16:25

Hey folks!!!

I have a tray of common thyme seedlings that are about 3" tall with a good 3-4 pair of leaves on them. They are still very small, but standing, and look great. There are about 3-5 seedlings in each peat pot, not all out of the center, but still on a small peat pot. I would like to put some in the garden, but I think it is still about 2 weeks too soon, and I would also like to grow some in containers.

The growth doesn't appear to be as rapid as it was, and I believe it may be time to give them some more room -

When I repot these seedlings, should I only put 1 seedling in a 4" pot for best growth? I have oregano and marjoram too, similar seedlings, I hope similar situations...

Thanks in advance,
Lisa / NC

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RE: Thyme to 'Pot Up' Thyme seedlings????

for those grrown in a pot 1 plant is advisable. for outside growth the 3-4 plant ina "hole" isfine.
I would seporate the plant & pote 1 per pot the others should be potted up for groowth in the ground. in each case there will be a delay befor new growth starts.

RE: Thyme to 'Pot Up' Thyme seedlings????

Thanks yiorges... I have transplanted them one seedling per pot, they just look so tiny and lonely in their new homes. Almost all of them are still standing up, a few had already fell over in the peat pot with the top leaves still up toward the light...

I am curious on these... should I remove the seed leaves, and plant it down to there? The stem is darker purple on the ones that fell until the bend and green leaves turning back up to the light, just wondering if that could be under the soil?

These guys look so itty bitty all alone in their new pots, but - apparently they are gonna spread and grow to fill it up eventually.. Thanks!

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