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i don't need to sound silly but...

I am used to flower seedlings with their true leaves,not ornamental grass seedlings,so during germination when do I prick out?

Do these look ok to prick out?




  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,868

    Plenty there cotty. You can prick those out now. I'm very lazy and never prick out grass down to singles. 

    Which ones are those?

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Derbyshire but with a Nottinghamshire postcode. Posts: 16,470

    I've sown grass seed some kind person sent me last year. I did it in plug trays and I will then grow on each plug into a pot. You could patch the seedlings out, ie a clump into each pot.

  • cotty1000cotty1000 Posts: 293

    I can't remember what grass it is off the top of my head. It does look like I have some work cut out tomorrow. I think I will put some in small pots,some in a clump in big pots and then dot some around the garden.

    Cheers,I feel less silly now.

  • cotty1000cotty1000 Posts: 293

    I think it's pheasant tail grass. So I imagine clumps here and there would look good?

    I don't like thinning as I don't want to get rid of any plants.

    I am new to ornamental grass so this year hopefully I will learn a lot.


  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,868

    That grows quite nicely in shade.  it will seed itself nicely, I let them grow for a few years and discard the older ones when they cease to look good.

  • Steve 309Steve 309 Posts: 2,753

    None of us likes thinning, cotty, but we have to steel ourselves!  Seed is cheap.  Space is usually at a premium.

  • KT53KT53 GloucestershirePosts: 7,547

    When I read the thread title I had visions of somebody planting a lawn one piece at a time.  Happy to discover I was wrongimage

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,868

    image nice picture KT

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