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leggy/floppy time to transplant?

Posted by evilingarnett 6 (My Page) on
Sun, Apr 6, 14 at 15:26

I probably shouldn't have "forced" the germination on these guys. They are sunflowers, but having same deal w. morning glories.
They are outgrowing their little pots and are starting to flop over, mebbee getting leggy.
I have 3 more weeks before I can put them outside according to calender.

Should I put them in a bigger pot now, before I put them outside on mothers day?

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RE: leggy/floppy time to transplant?

I sprouted sunflowers indoors on a window sill for a change. They did this. Then I put them outside in full sun and they stiffened right up. Don't they tend to be leggy anyways?

This post was edited by cold_weather_is_evil on Tue, Apr 8, 14 at 2:05

RE: leggy/floppy time to transplant?

If it is 3 weeks until you can transplant them out side then you will have to do an interim transplanting indoors. Plant them deep in the new pots, burying most all of that bare stem.


RE: leggy/floppy time to transplant?

Well, to me they don’t really look large enough to be outgrowing their container just yet. The medium they’re in appears to be a little too wet and probably a little too shallow. Transplanting to larger pots later will definitely be beneficial. For now, I’d just try to straighten the seedlings up, add more of your growing medium (to cover most of the stems as Dave has suggested) and cut down on the watering.


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