Since the pre-sprouted plant season is in full bloom, what is a good indicator of the time to transfer a pre-sprouted plant? For instance I have a mexi-bell pepper in a plastic pod and two basil sprouts. The pepper is about 8" and seems primed to be transplanted now to a pot. The basil is 5" and seems constricted.
- Is height the best indicator; should I also balance that against leaf and stalk health?
- Will certain considerations wither once transplanted? If so, what are the sure signs a plant is constricted and getting worse because it's not in the ground or a pot?