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By rsprader85
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Hey y’all. So, I kinda dove in head first with becoming a VFT person. I bought a starter plant from the store and even got a bag of seeds to try my hand at germination.

I used two separate pots, one filled with a peat moss and perlite mixture and the other with sphagnum moss.

Well, the peat moss REALLY took off and gave me a great germination rate. Nearly all the seeds I planted in it sprouted, while I managed to only get one with the sphagnum moss.

My concern is, now that I have all of these new sprouts coming in, they’re eventually going to get crowded in the little pot I chose to plant them in. Any advice on how long I should let them grow before I transplant them into something more spacious?
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By Sundews69
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They can be in there together for the next couple years. When they are fighting for space against each other, then you can transplant them.
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By Cross
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Aw babies. As Mentone previously, leave them there for a while. Until they're competing for space should you them move them.

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By Intheswamp
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@rsprader85, to help me get a size-perception of the seedlings...what diameter pot are those in? Congrats on the successful germination!!!!! :D
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By Intheswamp
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@Carnies, Thanks for the info! I re-potted and divided some Wallyworld rescues this afternoon and found some of those tiny ones. Everything that was green and had a root got planted! ;)

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