Questions regarding seedlings

Peter Taggart
Thu, 26 Apr 2012 17:02:06 PDT
I have no doubt that you can  transplant seedling bulbs successfully Ina,
and so can I. You also undoubtably have more experiance with Habranthus
than I. However if you know anything about the function of root hairs on
the first root of a seedling bulb you will realise that the safer option is
to allow them to complete their first growth cycle until dormancy before
disturbing them, unless they are being moved before the roots have gained a
grip of the growing medium.
That root is more critical than the subsequent roots when the bulb has
Peter (UK)

On Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 9:10 AM, Ina <> wrote:

> Peter, that may be so for other seedling bulbs, but my experience is
> that is not so for the Habranthus or Zephyranthes.  They are some of the
> easiest to transplant and don't seem to mind.  However, to let them grow
> in a clump means they will be totally entangled with the roots when they
> are a bit bigger and there will be a lot of root damage when one tries
> to separate them.
> On 26/04/2012 7:53 p.m., Peter Taggart wrote:
> > Seedling bulbs are better not re potted too soon, if their roots are
> > entangled grow them as a clump, transfer the whole clump to a bigger pot
> if
> > necessary.

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