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When to plant seedlings in the ground?

SophieKSophieK Wimbledon, LondonPosts: 242
I have a few seedlings that are doing very well in their 7cm pots, and as the weather is warming up starting next week, I am tempted to plant the (hardy) seedlings in the flower beds. They're between 2 and 4 inches tall depending on the plant, with several sets of true leaves.

Is there a right time / size to plant seedlings out?


  • K67K67 Leicestershire Posts: 2,507
    edited April 2021
    Not if they are food for slugs.
    You would be better waiting until they get a bit older before you let them into the  wide world of your garden, unless you are running out of room of course then plant some and keep some for backup.
  • SophieKSophieK Wimbledon, LondonPosts: 242
    @K67 You have a point. Grumpf, got to curb my enthusiasm.
  • K67K67 Leicestershire Posts: 2,507
    Ah, good things come to those who wait!
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