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wooot i see some green.

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Also some green bell,oregano,sweet marjoram. Parsley is the one in the pic
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Will do thanks.
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Very nice. Looks like you will be doing some culling or transplanting. Keep us posted.

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Cool!
I looked before breakfast this morning but didn't have any coming up. Then a couple hours later I looked and I've got some broccoli coming up!!! :D

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Looks like a grey mouse in that cell.

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Lol it did look like a mouse but it just dirt.
I'm going to look up how to do culling or transplanting
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If you are going to cull/ thin (because you have too many seedlings), just take a little nail scissors or something like that and clip the extras off at soil level. That avoids disturbing the root systems of the ones you are keeping.

Even for that, I'd wait a little while (like a few more days), because you will have a bit better sense of which ones are thriving and which ones aren't.

For transplanting, I'd wait longer, until they are at least starting to get true leaves (ordinarily, I'd wait until they have true leaves, but unless you do some thinning, they are very crowded). Then you can just stick something like butter knife or popsicle stick straight down in the soil and lift up from underneath. When they are so crowded, you will likely have to lift a few up together. Once they are out of the cell you can gently tease them apart. That will allow you to examine the root systems and keep the best rooted ones. Just make a good hole/space in the new cell or pot it is going to, lower the little seedling into it and firm the soil around it.
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I've tried different tools for pricking and transplanting. A sharpened pencil is all I use now.

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So will each sprout become a plant?
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Ok so here's my plan
I have some little cups about the size of shot glasses.
I'm going to move some to acouple cups
Take them off the heat mat. And put them under a grow light.
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[img]https://i1268.photobucket.com/albums/jj565/ericmgilson/2012-02-07_20-22-24_213.jpg[/img]
Hope I did this ok.
In the small round ones are single plants of tomatoes and bell.
The long one is oregano in small clumps.
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I can't see any plants in the round cups! I would have waited until they were bigger (like visible :) ) to try transplanting them. Hopefully they will be all right. You have the general idea...

But yes, one sprout becomes one plant, if it makes it and the vicissitudes of nature don't intervene.

And yes Mg is right that properly thinned and spaced plants do much better than over-crowded ones.
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Marlingardener wrote:HannahGrace, your broccoli will grow rapidly--better get up in the middle of the night to check it :() ! Just kidding, although I have been tempted . . . .
LOL! I know what you mean! I catch myself checking my stuff all the time. :)

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Yeah I know after I did it I was wait a min... I messed up
They had a long stright 1 inch root.
When can you move herbs?
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You can see some herbs there's so many little sprouts do I need to thin them down to single stems?
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Looks terrific!

Yep, you need to thin... remember one stem = one plant! :)
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Wow that's going to hurt to thin but its for the best lol.
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[img]https://i1268.photobucket.com/albums/jj565/ericmgilson/2012-02-20_00-18-15_98.jpg[/img]

broccoli I pulled from one cell.

They have perked you after a night under the lights

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I hope you have a really big garden space! But everything is looking great!

To me it seems odd to be planting broccoli seeds and squash seeds at more or less the same time. I start broccoli seeds the end of Jan because they are cool weather stuff, that's a little bit slow growing. So it needs a good head start to be making heads before the weather gets to warm. The squash I don't plant until at least mid-April, maybe even May 1. It is very quick to sprout and grow (as I am sure you are discovering already! :) ), but can't be planted in the ground until the soil is well warmed up. Broccoli is the very beginning of my seed starting season and squash is the very end, the last thing I plant indoors.

But your climate is way more forgiving than mine, so hopefully it will all work out!
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squash?
You those are artichokes in the pic.
Yeah I'm abit late for the broccoli well see how it goes.
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Ok I have my plants outside in the shade.
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I'm lucky I have room for them inside.
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Just a update thanks all.
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Looking great! What are the little ones on the left of bottom picture? They look all crowded together and probably will need to be separated out soon.
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Some herbs I think today ill spread them apart.
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