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snaps stopped growing 1

Posted by evilingarnett none (My Page) on
Sat, Apr 12, 14 at 10:19

I have two sets of snaps, they all don't seem to be growing. Neither have true leaves and they are between 3 and 4 weeks, I think.
The other set I have to put in another file, coz I can't upload more than one, but I just want to know if I should scrap them all and start again.


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RE: snaps stopped growing 1

  • Posted by digdirt 6b-7a North AR (My Page) on
    Sat, Apr 12, 14 at 17:28

As with most seedlings that are at the cotyledon stage, it is over-watering that usually stalls growth. They are living off the seed coat still in the soil and when it is too wet the roots stunt and growth stops.

If you are comfortable working with them at this stage then you can transplant them into fresh growing mix (bury all that leggy stem) and it will usually kick-start a new growth spurt.

If you want to wait until they get true leaves, fine, but as they are slow growers anyway it will be awhile. Meantime, less water, more light, cool air temps.

Dave


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RE: snaps stopped growing 1

Thanks. I noticed that the soil seemed kind of damp. I will water a lot less. I am scared to transplant them, but I am going to give them more light. I may be letting my own impatience work against me.


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