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are marigold seedlings easy to spearate?

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are marigold seedlings easy to spearate?

Post  jazzycat on 5/5/2013, 2:50 pm

I got some marigold seeds on Earth Day from someone, and I put them in a small container with some compost. I had intended to take the seeds and put them in separate containers, but before I could they all started sprouting. (I did not give them any water. They sprouted in completely dry compost.) I didn't want to disturb them when they were very small so I waited. Now they are beginning to get their first true leaves.

How do I go about separating them? Are they hardy, like tomatoes? Or do I need to be extra careful? I tried searching the internet but could find nothing about how to separate them. I don't know if these are dwarf marigolds or the big, full size ones. I only know they come from the Sustainable Seed Company.

Any information is greatly appreciated. Smile

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Post  camprn on 5/5/2013, 3:20 pm

Pull them apart and plant them in individual cells or pots. If the roots are terribly entangled, dip them in water.

After you do this, please write back and tell us how difficult it was. This may help others.

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Post  plantoid on 5/5/2013, 3:55 pm

Soak the pots first before doing what Camp has said the compost should fall apart easily using a plastic fork iff needs be and plant the separated plants in a wet compost asap .

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Post  Pollinator on 5/5/2013, 4:28 pm

DF marigolds are very tough. Wet them first, then gently pull apart. A little root pruning will do them good. I plant hundreds of them in trays, then separate for six-pacs. Those that don't get separated early on, will get separated and transplanted here for home use.

They are also amenable to pruning above ground. About mid-summer, I cut them back by about 2/3rds. This stimulates a flush of concentrated bloom.

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Post  Gunny on 5/5/2013, 5:08 pm

What's your secret. I have not been able to get any of my DM seed to germ much less sprout. I have tried various methods, but nothing happens so gave up for now. I will try again in the fall. Figure they don't like toasty days.

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Post  jazzycat on 5/5/2013, 6:26 pm

Thanks guys! I will probably do this tomorrow or the next day. I'll let you know how it went.

I know when I separated my tomato plants it was easy. But I wasn't trying to be gentle or anything because I'd read that it would makes their roots stronger if they were cut. So I didn't even worry about it. They recovered just fine.

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Post  Lemonie on 5/5/2013, 11:24 pm

@Gunny wrote:What's your secret. I have not been able to get any of my DM seed to germ much less sprout. I have tried various methods, but nothing happens so gave up for now. I will try again in the fall. Figure they don't like toasty days.

I tried winter sowing mine and had 3/20 sprout and then lost them to an unexpected frost. I just planted about 20 more since our weather has finally been consistently warmer and I think every single seed sprouted in 4-5 days! Our weather was down to 55F at night and 75-80F during the day. This is my first year starting them as seedling...so take it or leave it. Smile

Pollinator- these are the seeds you sent me and they are forgiving enough for someone like me. Thank you!!!

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Post  jmsieglaff on 5/6/2013, 4:03 pm

I wet them thoroughly and use tooth picks to pick ones out and plant into cell packs. I've done this for a couple years and haven't had any problems (I'm not doing huge numbers maybe like 20-30 plants).

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