I just started some seeds. I put three seeds in a pot and they all started growing like hell. I know I’m going to put them in separate pots I don’t know when to transplant. How long will it be before I will be able to see the sex of the plant. Sordid Steve, Liverpool
Transplant the seedlings as soon as possible so that the roots do not have enough time to intertwine. Once the roots grow and mix with each other you will have to break them apart and you will have to break roots. The broken roots will contribute to transplant shock and slow growth. Small plants also suffer less transplant shock than larger plants.
Water seedlings before transplanting with a fertilizer or transplant helper that contains vitamin B 1. This will further ease transplant shock. Transplant into a growing medium with that has similar texture so that roots have no trouble penetrating and water moves evenly throughout. If seedlings are leggy, you can bury them up to the first set of leaves. Roots will grow on the subterranean stem. I like to transplant late in the day so that plants have all night to recuperate. The next day, give the little ones less light and keep cool, about 70 degrees F until roots acclimate to the new soil. In one to three days they are off to the races.