I attempted to plant several of my WS containers today as it was a nice day. The morning was cold and windy, even though it was in high 50's. The WS container plants needed to be planted out, they were getting too spindeley..and when I went to remove them from their container, the soil fell apart in my hands. I had to almost take each sprout, one by one and arrange it close to other sprouts and quickly yet carefully pull soil around them. I watered them after I mulched them. Was it the potting mix or weather conditions. They've been "out of the jugs" during the daytime and when temps were predicted 30-40's I retaped the milk jugs.
The alyssum that germinated in 4 days and was planted in 3 in. pots look great but I've lost some because their stems wouldn't hold them..What causes this? I had kept them watered, and they had a capilarry matting under them..They have been outside when above 50 degrees.
Never had this experience before so want to know what I can do better the next time. I still have more seeds to plant out but will try direct sowing from here on out. I hope what I planted today will survive..