Apr. 23rd, 2016

lblanchard: (swannfountain)
Some of them are already crowding each other, despite being only the size of a match-head. So I dug one up, carefully, using a letter-opener as a dibble, and transplanted it to a spot about an inch away in the tray of seedlings. It brought along a root ball about 1/2" in diameter and 1/2" in depth, with a couple hairlike roots extending another 1/4" from the bottom. I placed in a hole about the size of the root ball, tamped the soil around the stem, very gently, with the flat end of the letter opener, and watered with a small syringe, then misted all and covered the tray loosely.

I'll watch it over the next few days and if it doesn't seem to have come to harm, I'll consider doing something similar with more of them. Perhaps I'll move them into market packs, four to a cell.

They're relatives of the aster, so I expect they're sturdy little brutes.

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