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#1 of 7 Old 05-20-2009, 12:33 PM - Thread Starter
 
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i planted sunflower seeds every foot or so along one of our fences...i put 2 seeds per hole and of course, most have 2 sprouts, and unfortunately a couple have none coulda been birds or something looking for grubs...whatever!

they are an inch or 2 tall now....do you guys think that if i dig some of them out that have 2 plants that i could transplant to the empty holes rather than starting from scratch? there are a couple that are nice and hearty and i would hate to just pull them out and throw away...ya know?

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well I'm growing one in a pot and I transplanted it to a bigger pot with no problem so I don't see why it couldn't work for yours.

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It depends...

I've done it with great success if you get the seedling early enough. The trick is dig down deep enough to not damage the tap root. Then, I try and plant it so the tap root is straight and can recover.

Also, I pile a little bit of straw/small mulch/pine needles to support the stem if it starts to droop.

We've had so much rain, I started a tray of sunflowers indoors in these little peat pellets. (Found on clearance for $1.00 for 50 planters)

So far, so good.
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I just did what you (OP) described and it went just fine. I was amazed at how fast they bounced back! They looked a bit pekked overnight but by mid day following day thet were fine. Be sure to dig deep for roots and to plant deep as well.
Good luck!
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It depends...

I've done it with great success if you get the seedling early enough. The trick is dig down deep enough to not damage the tap root. Then, I try and plant it so the tap root is straight and can recover.

Also, I pile a little bit of straw/small mulch/pine needles to support the stem if it starts to droop.

We've had so much rain, I started a tray of sunflowers indoors in these little peat pellets. (Found on clearance for $1.00 for 50 planters)

So far, so good.
these are still so small that you wouldnt even know they were sunflowers like 2" seedlings

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It's worth a shot, as long as you don't damage the ones you want to keep. You can always plant more if they don't "take."

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if you can do it without messing with the roots too much it might work.. i transplanted my seedlings at about that stage into bigger pots, then into the ground and they are doing great..

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