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bean seedlings look horrid

Posted by jardinerowa 10 (My Page) on
Sat, Apr 23, 11 at 2:07

Ok, so I'm in the San Diego and I directly sowed Pole beans, okra, and zinnias. I guess it is probably too early. Anyway, the beans are finally starting to come up (two weeks to germinate?) and the first two true leaves (not the cotyledons) are small and wrinkled and don't look all that great. Should I be concerned? I'm wondering if I kept the seed bed too wet and/or it wasn't warm enough. Would that cause it to be deformed?

I also started nasturtiums and all of them come up. Some of seedlings have large leaves, and others have tiny leaves. Is that normal variation? Thanks.


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RE: bean seedlings look horrid

its been 16 days since this post so you can new answer your own questions are the plants still alive? then conditions 2 weeks ago were not lethal! if plants dead then start again now since area has warmed up & dried out.

RE: bean seedlings look horrid


Thanks for the response. I lost a couple do to earwigs/slugs but the rest are still alive. The beans don't look that much better but are growing. The okra now are coming with yellow cotyledons...but I'm hoping they will green up now that they are seeing the light of day..??


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