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What to do if too many seedlings are in the same pot?

Thinning seedlings is standard practice, as is planting too many seeds either because they are tiny and hard to handle or because you're not sure of the germination rate. If the seedlings are very ...
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If I tie a string to the top of a small tree, will the string still be near the top when the tree grows up?

Trees grow in two ways. They grow outward, getting fatter. The top sends out a new growth "leader," getting taller. Note that neither of these cause any part of the established plant to ...
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What to do if too many seedlings are in the same pot?

I've never grown cacti, but in general, transplanting seedlings once there is a pair of true leaves is helpful, in preventing damp-off and legginess. You can tease the seedlings apart gently with a ...
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My yellow Zucchini flowers are closed

Plucking off the flowers should stimulate more flower production. The flowers are edible. You shouldn't need to prune the green parts of the plant. The male flowers don't usually last very many days.
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What to do if too many seedlings are in the same pot?

Replanting them all is a great idea, but usually if I just need to thin I prefer to cut (or pinch) them off, in order to avoid disturbing the roots of those I am leaving.
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What to do if too many seedlings are in the same pot?

I basically second willyjoker's answer(+1). The three options: Leave them be. None will likely develop into a mature plant. Replant. Some will die, some will survive. Some people advise to wait for ...
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What to do if too many seedlings are in the same pot?

You seem to have more than a hundred seedlings overall. Are you willing to grow every single one of them into adult plants? I'm assuming not. If that's the case, you'll be discarding them at a later ...
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