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Flat of mixed plants - Question

Posted by regaldozer 6A (My Page) on
Fri, May 20, 11 at 10:51

I got these started late but since spring seems like it is late here I am not too worried. In fact for the melons, pumpkins and cukes I feel like I am right on the money.
But here is my main question. In the photo I have about 3 starts each of
CUKE
MELON
PUMPKIN
TOMATO
PEPPER

The cuberits (sp?) have germinated and are doing nicely. The toms and peppers have not.
Should I take off the lid and let things progress? Leave the lid on but open the vents? Leave it alone till everything had sprouted.
The main thing is because of the height of the biodome, I dont want the cukes etc to get leggy.....see pics and all thoughts are appreciated.
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RE: Flat of mixed plants - Question

Once they sprout you need to get them off the heat and under lights. Of your selection, peppers will take the longest to germinate, next the toms. Cucurbits sprout quickly and grow fast which is why most growers wait until their soil is warm and direct sow them.
This is the problem with mixing varieties under the dome. I would carefully pot up your cucurbits to individual pots or cups. That way you could keep the heat and the dome on for the others. If you still have seed for your cucurbits you'll have back up to direct sow if you can't pot up or things don't go well.


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RE: Flat of mixed plants - Question

an update and a thank you. got the other lights set up and got the sprouted guys out of the dome. things look to be moving along nicely. I'll plant these when they are ready and direct seed some of the same variety. I am curious to see if I get early harvest or the direct seeds catch up anyway....

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