How to Prick Out Seedlings
Seedlings in trays become overcrowded quickly, leading to weak growth. To avoid this, “prick out” seedlings when they are large enough.
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Water the top of the seed tray lightly as needed until the herb seeds germinate. Do a little thinning of the seedlings that are weaker, leaving one seedling in each cell of the tray.
- dibber or pencil
Step 1: Separate Seedlings
Separate the seedlings using a dibber or pencil, and remove each one by its leaves. Fill pots, modules, or trays with potting mix, and make a hole for each seedling.
Step 2: Transplant
Transplant a seedling into each hole, at the same depth as before or slightly lower. Firm around each one gently, then water well.