Lizzie Soil Stomper

Lizzie

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My Impatients are growing to fast,they won't be able to go outside until the end of May,how do I slow down the growth

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  Soil Stomper

Capnahab

Re: seeds

No real way to slow growth all you can really do is transplant into bigger containers and keep them alive.

2013-04-02T22:54:32.000Z

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  KateCopsey Soil Stomper

KateCopsey

Re: seeds

Keeping them cool, not cold, can slow the growth down, but don't skimp on the light. If your frost free date is mid/end May, it is worth starting more as well. A general rule for annuals is to sow about 6-8 weeks at most before you transplant outside.

2013-04-03T22:21:03.000Z

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  Lizzie Soil Stomper

Lizzie

Re: seeds

these seeds were planted less than 6 wk ago,I started them in an aero garden,which is a great seed started,than repotted so I could grow more,I also started more the traditional way in small seed trays,they are growing more in the traditional growth spurt.

I repotted the impatients into larger pots now,my next question is would anybody suggest cutting them down to the next leaf's to let them bush out more or would that stunt their growth?

2013-04-04T14:00:25.000Z

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  Garden Guru

burpee

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Lizzie, they look great. You can pinch them back a bit  to keep the impatiens short.

2013-04-04T14:48:54.000Z

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