Northernfox
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Space Constraints and my Herblings - Problem solving

I have to transplant my seedlings however I am out of space.

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So my first thought is to transplant them into 2" jiffy pots and make the space work. once the weather turns and I am able to put them out during the day. I do have a nice long pot that will be great for outside... however I am out of room under my light.

Do you think the herbs can make it 6 weeks in 2" jiffy pots?

when I transplant them to their final home will the jiffy pot hurt them?

If not how will the herbs do if they go out during the day once day time temperatures get higher. Then come in at night until night time lows are good enough.
Stephen

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They will probably be ok in the jiffy pots for awhile, though I don't love them. DEFINITELY do not plant them in the jiffy pots. Cut/peel the pots off the plants (the roots will have grown into the pots, so you can't just pull the plant out the way you would with a plastic pot). Although the mfr's say the jiffy pots are biodegradable, they don't break down in time to do your plant any good. They sit there and smother the roots and the plant dies.

They would be better off up-potted in to something like the drink cups in your picture (be sure to add drainage holes!) and go outside when they can. Depending on what herbs you are talking about some are quite cold tolerant, including the dill I think is in your picture. It could just go out and stay out.
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Northernfox
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Thank you Rainbow! you adverted disaster :D if I had not run out of potting soil I may have re-potted them last night ;)

I got some smaller plastic pots for them so I can give them some soil to root into. I am about 4 weeks away from letting them out into the yard during the day. wish me luck! pictures to follow ;)
Stephen

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