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Dahlia Help Please



  • Andy19Andy19 Posts: 671
    No problem that's gardening everybody does things there own way and what works best for them. 
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 12,157
    Very true!   :)
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,913
    When you sow a seed, the makings of the two ‘seed leaves are already in the seed. 

    It’s not until it produces some ‘proper leaves’ that you know it is establishing a good root system so it can feed the new plant.

     It’s at that stage that the seedling needs pricking out and planting in a compost containing nutrients for the roots to access. 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • Thanks both of you, no hard feelings, think I will leave it another week, if I was Monty I would try both, em, might do that,:-)
  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 14,604
    The problem with moving them at the seed leaf stage, is that you can only handle the plant, by the seed leaves. If you damage them, the plant will die.
    If you wait until it has true leaves, you can handle by the seed leaves and the plant will still survive if you damage them.
    How can you lie there and think of England
    When you don't even know who's in the team

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  • Never knew that punkdoc thanks
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