By: Garden Gate staff
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Transplanting step by step
Don’t miss out on a mass of color! As these zinnias get bigger, the tight clumps will be too crowded and won’t cover the area evenly.
Whether you planted too closely, had spotty germination or water washed seeds together, you can easily transplant direct-sown seedlings from one part of a bed to another — just keep clicking to find out how.
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Start by moistening the soil in the area. With a soil knife, carefully dig up all the roots of some of the seedlings to thin and replant, just like you see in the inset photo at left.
Once they’re spread out and evenly spaced, seedlings will grow better.
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Get even coverage
Later in the season, replanted seedlings will form a carpet of color, like these zinnias, so you don’t have any bare spots in the border.