On week 4 I transplanted seedlings into bigger pots as the sprouted seeds were growing rather thin and lanky. Normally it is done when the seedling give their first true leaves. I had to rush these ones a little bit because I missed the perfect timing when they sprouted and some of them started growing in the wet paper towel and as a result grew longer than needed.
I make my pots out of empty juice boxes. I start collecting these recyclable items early. The pineapple juice boxes are perfect. We love pineapple juice in our family, it's good for smoothies. So, we have lots of those cartons :-)
I cut off the upper part and make two slits at the bottom for drainage, and here is my seedling pot.
Next is the actual transplanting. Fill the pots with good quality potting soil, and poke a hole in the centre.
Next, carefully lift the seedling using a small plastic fork, it works as a tiny rake, its size is perfect for this delicate job.
Gently place the seedling in the cent of a hole you pocked and bury at least 2/3 of the stem.
And the seed-tray? I re-used it by adding fresh potting soil and planted some snapdragon seeds for an early start. This is my first time propagating snapdragon flowers from seeds, let's see what happens!