Knowing when to transplant seedlings can mean the difference between healthy, vigorous plants and those that are stunted and root bound. Seeds for vegetables, herbs, and flowers are sown in cell packs, plug trays, or peat pellets with most outgrowing their containers after 4 to 5 weeks. Transplanting the small plants into larger containers allows seedlings to develop robust root systems. Knowing when to transplant seedlings is a skill that is easy for gardeners to learn, even those just starting out. Below you’ll learn how to tell when the time is right to repot seedlings.
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