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Pot size for Laurus nobilis seedlings.


 
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 3:22 pm    Post subject: Pot size for Laurus nobilis seedlings. Reply with quote

I planted a number of Laurus nobilis seeds in the autumn in a rectangular seed tray, and so far about 10 of them have germinated. The seedlings vary in height from 2cm to 10cm and need to be potted up.
I intend to transplant each seedling into its own separate pot but I'm wondering what is the best size at this time? 10 cm pots?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

a 10 cm pot should suffice but grow them in a plunged (pots buried in soil up to the brim) to prevent drying out. Keep in a cool shady position.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would use a 9cm pot (Ha Ha only joking) michael is right. well done
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 11:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it is not a question of 10 is right and 9 is wrong , rather it is my considered opinion but I was anxious to convey the idea of plunging the pots of slow growing specimens. I like the bit of humour and as is a forum everybody is entitled to their opinion. Where plenty answers are offered I rarely reply but when a difficult one arises and I think I can help then I put in a comment.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Micheal your right I was only trying to be funny, Hope you dont take offence, Keep up the good work.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

michael brenock wrote:
a 10 cm pot should suffice but grow them in a plunged (pots buried in soil up to the brim) to prevent drying out. Keep in a cool shady position.
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So just to clarify here, transplant my seedlings into 10cm pots. Then bury these in the ground, up to the brim?
A bit like transplanting from a pot to open ground, but forgetting to remove the pot?
And to this is a shaded area.

Thanks. I'll give this a shot. Roll on the weekend.
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