Help with my first attempt with seeds, please
Hello everyone, I am very excited to have found this place: I have already found tons of useful advices, so a big thank you to everyone! I am giving my very first try with growing something. I sowed Cosmos and Brachyscome multifida seeds at the very end of April and kept them indoors close to an east facing window in the beginning (first of many mistakes), then moved them to a south facing one. My Cosmos seedlings got leggy and soon begun to be very crowded. I pricked them and now I have them in single/less crowded compostable units, some small, some bigger. I have hardened them for 12 days now, they spent their first night out yesterday and I was ready this afternoon to give a try and plant out in a 30cm wide pot 2 or 3 seedlings, burying them till the fake leaves as I read here. The 30 cm terracotta pot will be their permanent house. My doubt now is that I am rushing things too much. Do you think they are ready to be planted in big pots? Also I would like to plant some of them directly in the ground. Too early also for that I am afraid. What should I do? Wait and do nothing for now or move them in new compostable pots so that I can bury the stalk and strengthen them and try to help them with the legginess? But should I bury the little compostable pot inside a bigger one? I bought these pots because there's no need to take the seedling out, but things at this point get a little bit confused.Also I would be very grateful for some advices for the Brachyscome seedlings: I feel like they are languish in those tiny cells…but I cannot imagine how to handle such tiny and fragile seedlings. Thanks a lot!