my lettuce. I had planted some lettuce seeds in a tray (I must stop myself and tell everyone this is the first time I've planted anything other than a lavendar plant last year that lasted about a week). The seeds were really small so I just kind of poured them out. And they grew a lot - like 7 mini stalks per teeny compartment. I took them apart today and replanted some in pots. Now they are all wilted. Did I hurt them?
Sometimes transplants will go into shock when they are moved. Sometimes the perk up again in a day or to, sometimes they die.It will depend on how much the roots were damaged when you seperated them. It's important to water them well after transplanting.
One of the greatest gardeners I've ever known was always saying that we shouldn't worry so much if a plant dies. She would say "Just put it in the ground and see what happens! If it lives, great! If it dies oh well how much did it cost you? A buck? and you learned something."