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Should I separate Ageratum ( Blue Mink)?

Laura 240Laura 240 Posts: 3

Hello everyone,

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.



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This is what it will hopefully look like in the summer!



  • LynLyn Posts: 21,921

    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. 

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Laura 240Laura 240 Posts: 3

    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?

  • ladygardener2ladygardener2 Posts: 371

    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. 

  • Laura 240Laura 240 Posts: 3

    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.

  • ladygardener2ladygardener2 Posts: 371

    Good luck

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