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stunted seedlings-help !!

Posted by jeaninmt 3a (My Page) on
Sun, Apr 10, 11 at 23:02

Hello,
After years of growing reasonably thriving seedlings, these are a complete flop it lookslike. I started 2 trays of Cauliflower, Broccoli and Cabbage 6 weeks ago. They came up in good time and grew well up to their two leaf stage. I divided them into individual cells of 6 packs and they have quit growing. Some of them are getting purple leaf margins.
Weekly I have tried weak solutions of fish fertilizer, sea-com(seaweed product), worm juice and manure tea. They did get overwatered once about 2 weeks ago and I pulled the 6 packs out of the tray onto a bigger tray with plenty of ventilation and drainage.
These are in our porch, about 65 - 75 degrees, flouescent lights(warm and cool) and some natural light.
Thanks for any ideas !!!!!


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RE: stunted seedlings-help !!

When you transplant your seedlings they will stop growing for at least two weeks, it is called a "check in growth" caused by disturbing the roots. It will not help to move them again, let them grow out of it by themselves. During this time fertilizer will hurt not help. As the roots are not removing any water from the mix, it is very easy to over water, and exclude any air from the root zone. Al


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RE: stunted seedlings-help !!

Somehow I don't think that's the issue here. In the past transplanting hasn't slowed them down. I am wondering if the potting soil is messed up somehow. Hoping to replant in another brand today. Thanks for the reply.


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