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Calendula Seedlings

harmonyharmony Posts: 369
Hi all, are these calendula seedlings big enough to transplant into the garden or should I leave them a bit longer. I absolutely love this plant so don't want to lose them. Thankyou


  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,530
    Mine get no such cosseting, I just leave them to self seed.  If you've raised those under cover they might need gradual hardening off.
  • harmonyharmony Posts: 369
    I've grown them outside on the patio table so are hardy. I had some for a few years which self seeded but after beast from the east (I assume) have been killed off so i'm starting them again.

  • B3B3 Posts: 25,218
    Mine are a little bigger than that, but I'm going to wait a bit.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,685
    edited May 2018
    I would wait until the roots fill the plug, then plant out the whole plug. Thin the seedlings in the plug to one per plug. Gently pull out the weakest.
  • LynLyn Posts: 21,895
    Mine are now in 4’ pots, big plants, still waiting to put them out, the bigger they are the less chance of slugs eating them.
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • FireFire Posts: 17,116
    I would wait until they are robust.
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