Should I separate Ageratum ( Blue Mink)?
I am new to this website and I am really enjoying reading some of the messages on the forum.
I have made my first attempt at growing seeds for our garden and it is going well but I am unsure what to do about our Ageratum (Blue Mink) seedlings. I don't know if I should have separated them or if I should separate them now or if I should leave them as they are and put them in our potting shed or plant them out in a clump. Please could you let me know if you have any suggestions.
This is what it will hopefully look like in the summer!
Separate them, each one is a individual plant. Next year you may find it better to sow your seeds in yogurt/rice pots, then you can grow more of a variety instead of 200 of one sort, you can grow 200 different sorts. That's what I do.
Thanks Lyn. What a good idea about the yoghurt pots!
I will start separating them now. Do you think I should put them out in the potting shed yet or keep them inside a bit longer?
I once heard one of the garden experts say that you should keep you seedlings in the same area that they were before you pricked them out, for a few days instead of putting them out in the potting shed immediately after pricking out, keeping them in the same place, helps them settle in better.
Oh, thank you. Yes, that makes sense. Now that I have separated them, they look too small to go outside in the shed so I will definitely keep them indoors for a bit longer.