Are these seedlings ready for transplant?


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Hello all!

I need a little help, I was wondering if you guys could tell me if this is ready to transplant. The seeds I used is called Mesclun gourmet mix greens.

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Yes, I would plant them out onto a large container or in the ground. Next time, for something like a baby greens/mesclun, you can just skip the seed pot stage and plant the seeds in their final location. I find those long plastic 'windowbox' planters useful for these kinds of greens. You can start harvesting in as little as five weeks after planting. Extend the season and increase overall yield by only picking a few leaves from each plant, thereby allowing them to grow longer and produce more edible foliage.
 
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Yes, I would plant them out onto a large container or in the ground. Next time, for something like a baby greens/mesclun, you can just skip the seed pot stage and plant the seeds in their final location. I find those long plastic 'windowbox' planters useful for these kinds of greens. You can start harvesting in as little as five weeks after planting. Extend the season and increase overall yield by only picking a few leaves from each plant, thereby allowing them to grow longer and produce more edible foliage.
Thank you soooo much!! I’m pretty new to this whole gardening thing. I picked up some pro mix, could I use that to put in a pot and then place the pellets in?


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Hello all!

I need a little help, I was wondering if you guys could tell me if this is ready to transplant. The seeds I used is called Mesclun gourmet mix greens.

Jade
Too small and spindly to plant out. Moving will shock too much and they will die. They appear to not received enough light.
Hello all!

I need a little help, I was wondering if you guys could tell me if this is ready to transplant. The seeds I used is called Mesclun gourmet mix greens.

Jade
Too weak looking. Probably not enough light when growing. The stems are not strong enough.
 
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If you mean you it's too cold in Canada to plant mesclun outside in late September, I totally agree.

...but those seedlings would do fine in a greenhouse, or even a bright window.
 
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In Canada nothing grows outdoors during Winter. Ice and snow for at least six months.
 
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I expect an OP from Alberta knows that already. Unless Cramjam says otherwise, I would presume he/she intends to grow indoors.
 
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Hello all!

I need a little help, I was wondering if you guys could tell me if this is ready to transplant. The seeds I used is called Mesclun gourmet mix greens.

Jade
Hi Jade. Your seedlings are quite leggy, which is a big problem with lettuce. Some veggies can grow out of leggy seedlings, but in my experience lettuce isn't one of them. A properly growing lettuce seedling will have very little stem and once you have several true leaves you shouldn't even be able to see it. The reason they're leggy is they're not getting enough light. Did you germinate these next to a windowsill? I made the same mistake the first time I tried to grow lettuce and got comparable results. You can try to growing them to maturity but they're going to be spindly and bolt quite quickly, especially if they remain under the same sort of light. If you want to sprout things indoors it's really worth the money to buy a $50 LED panel light and use that rather than window light. Don't skimp either. There are a lot of essentially useless things sold as grow lights on the internet. In my experience you need something that's at least about $50 and "600 Watt equivalent" or higher to get growth comparable to full sun.
 
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Hi Jade. Your seedlings are quite leggy, which is a big problem with lettuce. Some veggies can grow out of leggy seedlings, but in my experience lettuce isn't one of them. A properly growing lettuce seedling will have very little stem and once you have several true leaves you shouldn't even be able to see it. The reason they're leggy is they're not getting enough light. Did you germinate these next to a windowsill? I made the same mistake the first time I tried to grow lettuce and got comparable results. You can try to growing them to maturity but they're going to be spindly and bolt quite quickly, especially if they remain under the same sort of light. If you want to sprout things indoors it's really worth the money to buy a $50 LED panel light and use that rather than window light. Don't skimp either. There are a lot of essentially useless things sold as grow lights on the internet. In my experience you need something that's at least about $50 and "600 Watt equivalent" or higher to get growth comparable to full sun.
Hello!

Thank you sooooooo much for your input. What can I do? What lights do you recommend? And do you think I should just discard these seedlings and restart? Or should I continue to work with what I have?


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