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    Default Pricking out Brassicas

    Here's a piccy of my cauliflower seedlings - pretty aren't they?

    Now I'd like to prick them out into their own little pots (or should I wait a bit? ) and my question is: how deep should they be? Same amount of stem showing as now, or can I bury them a bit?
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    They are pretty Hazel. I sow mine one per cell so don't have to prick out. Would say you could do it whenever you want. You can bury them right up to the seed leaves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shirlthegirl43 View Post
    They are pretty Hazel. I sow mine one per cell so don't have to prick out. Would say you could do it whenever you want. You can bury them right up to the seed leaves.
    Cheers, Shirley - I know that some things are a bit picky about how they are pricked out, and didn't know if these were like that.

    I sowed 2 per little pot, on the assumption that one wouldn't germinate....except that they all did! Can't face the cruelty of consigning one to the compost heap - how would you choose....
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    That's why I sow one per cell in fibre pots - no pricking out and no choosing - if they grow they get stuck in a bit of ground - if they don't they go in the compost bin.
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    Hi Hazel they want to buried as shirl says as long as you do not bury the growing tip they look a bit leggy so putting them in deep will cure that and if they get leggy again when plant them out plant deep again but a bit early for Cauli though good luck jacob

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacob marley View Post
    Hi Hazel they want to buried as shirl says as long as you do not bury the growing tip they look a bit leggy so putting them in deep will cure that and if they get leggy again when plant them out plant deep again but a bit early for Cauli though good luck jacob
    Thanks, Jacob - the variety is All The Year Round, so I took them at their word!
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    Hi Hazel, i have sown my caulis All Year Round and yours look quite big, when did you sow them, mine are small did mine a few weeks ago in greenhouse,
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    I sow in a pot and then prick out into 2" pots then into 4" till ready to plant out. Pot them on Hazel a bit deeper as they are rather drawn and leggy.

    We ahve also sown all year round which will be ready to plant out in late March or early April.
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