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seedlings doing OK or burning?

Posted by reticulatedspline none (My Page) on
Sat, Sep 8, 12 at 13:15

Just started a tray of tomato and bell pepper seedlings a little under a week ago. Used rapid rooter, had a cover over them. Took the cover off last night as I started seeing the first signs of the first set of true leaves coming up. Had a T5 flourescent over them since they started sprouting for 16 hours/day (picture of setup here http://i.imgur.com/BSibsh.jpg). Haven't needed to rewater as all of the rapid rooter cubes have stayed moist throughout (and still are as of this morning). At this point the cotyledons leaves are starting to curl and look dry like so http://i.imgur.com/mWWeV.jpg. Light is about 6 inches away, starter cubes are moist. Is this normal or am I doing something wrong?

Here is a link that might be useful: Close-up of seedlings


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RE: seedlings doing OK or burning?

No one I know are starting tomato or pepper seeds in early September. Where are you? I have never used your planting system, but from your picture, your mix has shrunk and pulled away from the pot sides. Looks like it must be made of peat, and once dry will be difficult to accept water. It is difficult to believe the cover was just removed and the mix has lost that much water. Al


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