Help ! Tomato and pepper starts

plantsforever(zone 6)March 12, 2012

This is my first time trying to start tomatoes and peppers from seed. They germinate well in one of those little plastic green houses with the dome but when the lid is removed they shrivel up and die within a few days. As these are sets are not available here really want to get them to transplant stage. Can anyone help?

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We need more details in order to help you. Are you starting them indoors? Are you using bottom heat? Starting mix? Peat pots or pellets? Do you have a light set-up? Have you read the FAQs for growing from seed? Can you post photos(not necessary but helpful)?

Here is a link that might be useful: Growing from seed FAQs

    Bookmark   March 12, 2012 at 2:14PM
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digdirt2(6b-7a No.Cent. AR HZ8 Sun-35)

Agree that much more info is needed. However based on the info so far the most likely explanation is damping-off. The primary cause is too wet and too warm growing conditions.


Here is a link that might be useful: Damp-off FAQ

    Bookmark   March 12, 2012 at 6:48PM
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plantsforever(zone 6)

Thanks Dave and noinwi

I'll check out those links.

Appreciate your help.

    Bookmark   March 13, 2012 at 1:24PM
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Take the dome off after you get sprouts. Remember, moist, not wet ... use a small fan on low to help harden your plants ...

Here is a link that might be useful: Starting Seeds Indoors

    Bookmark   March 13, 2012 at 5:15PM
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