How to plant petunia seedlings in peat tablets?

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Of the seeds sown this spring, only half survived the transplant. A neighbor advised to use peat tablets for seedlings. Tell me how to plant a petunia seedlings in peat tablets?

Peat tablets are the ideal solution for growing seedlings from very small seeds. Planting petunia seedlings in peat tablets will not only facilitate the process of sowing, but also allow you to create the most optimal conditions for the full development of seedlings. In addition, the loss of seed germination in this case is significantly reduced.

Preparation of peat tablets for sowing seeds

Petunia seeds are sown in March. You can make an earlier disembarkation, but in this case, the seedlings will have to additionally highlight. When creating the right conditions for the care of seedlings, the petunia will be ready for transplanting to a permanent place in three months.

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seeds For seedlings of petunia, there are enough tablets with a diameter of 4 cm, which must first be soaked. To do this, at the bottom of the tray, in which the pills are laid out, gradually add water until they absorb it. As a result of soaking, the pills will swell, increase in size, and become like a cylinder.

If the tablets are swollen and there is still water in the tray, it must be drained.

Sowing petunias

In the upper part of the peat cylinder after soaking a small hole is formed. It is necessary to put one petunia seed into each pill. It will be more convenient to take small seeds with a wet toothpick( they just stick lightly to it).

Petunia seeds are simply laid out in the hole, not pressing it against peat or falling asleep from above.

The coated seeds will grow faster if they are also soaked to soften the shell. To do this, spread the seeds into pills slightly spray with a spray bottle, and even better - drip water on each seed. After a few minutes, you need to gently push the toothpick onto the dragee so that it spreads.

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Growing seedlings

Tray with peat tablets, which were planted with petunia seeds, should be covered on top with a lid to create greenhouse conditions. In order to get the shoots of petunia in a week, the container with the pills should be put in place with a constant temperature not lower than 25 degrees Celsius. After the seeds have risen, the tray is transferred to a cooler place( 18-20 ° C).

Tablets should be watered regularly, preventing them from completely drying, otherwise the seedlings will simply die. In this case, watering is carried out not from above, but in the tray where they stand. Excess water remaining in the pan, drain.

When caring for seedlings of petunia, you should not forget that the high humidity also kills it, therefore the tray with pills needs to be aired regularly and cleaned up the condensate formed in it. But the additional seedlings do not need additional feedings - the peat tablets have all the nutrients it needs.

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Particularities of transplanting seedlings from peat tablets to a pot

When transplanting, there is no need to dive the seedlings, instead, just carefully remove the mesh and you can plant the seedlings together with the tablet.

Pour fertile soil into the prepared pot at the bottom, put a tablet with a seedling on top and fill the ground into the voids. A young bush of petunia should be on the same level with the soil, it is not necessary to bury it.

Video on how to put petunia in peat tablets

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