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Watering seedlings from bottom up, is water level from the tray a reliable indicator for water requirements?

As the title says, I'm watering the seedling from bottom up. I built an IoT device which reports various greenhouse environment information. The seedlings are growing in trays and these trays are ...
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How can I help a newly sprouted seed lawn compete with faster growing clover?

I have exciting new grass seedlings sprouting, some weeds appear to be gaining: My basic questions: Is it better to manually pull the oxalis, or let the grass try and compete? If I pull, how much ...
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What are the Chances to Get a Walnut Tree from Seed that Yields Similar Nuts as its Parent

I have read that most trees that are grown from seed turn up to be very different than the parent. For example, some sources claim that the chance to get good apples from an apple grown from seed is 1/...
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What's wrong with my Japanese Black Pine seedlings

Many of my seedlings have changed colour. Some are going brown/beige at the bottom but I am not sure about this grey/purple colour?
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How to detect Mosaic virus infestation in Hippeastrum seedlings?

If a seed was harvested from an infected Hippeastrum plant, it may happen that by handling the seed pod a virus was transferred to the seed while handling the mother plant and then touching the seed. ...
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Why is my cilantro seedlings stem so long and barely any leaves? And How can i make it grow nicely?

I have included a picture of different pots i used to plant my cilantro/ coriander. It has been 3 weeks since germination and planting. I added some dried grass mulch so that it doesn't grow too long ...
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What is the name of monocot seedling sprouted itself

Following monocot (one cotyledon and parallel veins in cot) seedling sprouted itself in between Lemon Seedings. Any idea what it can be ? Don't want to just pull it out. Location is Karachi Pakistan. ...
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Seedling Identification, possible weed

Following seedling grew itself, most probably a non-flowering plant without seed ? But I do recognize cotyledons. This pot has healthy growing Jatropha plant. 25 September 2021 23 September 2021 : ...
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Avocado Tree seed shirnking?

I have four avocado tree seedlings (started growing them in mid-2020) One of the seeds split in two and it grew into two trees. One of the half seed trees' seed is shriveling, unlike its twin. I ...
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saving baby grass which is starting to wash away in the rain

12 days after planting Kentucky Bluegrass, I just had a lot of rain. Many spots had already germinated such that the green grassy shoot is about 1/4 inch long, with roots just barely into the soil, ...
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What is causing the black/yellow spots on my avocado tree?

My avocado tree (about 11 months old and started from seed) has started developing black and yellow spots on it over the past 2/3 weeks. I am unsure if it is being caused by mites, or some kind of ...
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I'm having trouble identifying this leaf!

This was supposed to be bamboo seed, but turned out to be what appears to be a deciduous, serrated leaf bush or tree. The plants are only a year old, so not any bark to reference... The seed was long ...
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Why is my avocado tree’s branch growing more than the main stock?

I have an avocado tree growing from seed and I’m not sure if this side branch needs to be cut or left alone, usually it is just one trunk growing from the seas not the side branch being longer than ...
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Very thin stem of Brussels sprouts at the soil line

I started some Brussels sprouts from seed, and on several of them I notice that the stem is very thin at the soil line. These ones are tending to lie instead of standing erect. Is this something to be ...
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Why don't my seedlings make true leaves?

I'm trying to start seedlings inside in order to lengthen my growing season (I live in northern New England). I have heating mats, and grow lights. I'm currently trying to start tomatoes, brussel ...
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How much sunlight do amaranth seedlings need?

I have some red amaranth seedlings getting 3 hrs of direct sunlight. They have 2~3 very small true leaves. Should it be increased gradually or is it fine? The other place where I can put it has 7~8 ...
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Do ground sown seeds need to harden off?

It is common knowledge that seedlings grown indoors need to harden off when transitioning outdoors. You need to gradually introduce it to more sun or else it will get fried. I can't seem to find ...
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Two Growths from One Tomato Seed

I have planted tomato seeds and as far I remember I didn't put more than one seed in a planting hole of each seedling container. I was using tweezer to drop each seed into a hole. However, I am ...
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Seedling tray flies (fungus gnats)

My seedlings trays (special the cultures that need quite some water) are infested with small flies (and larvae). I grow my seedling trays indoor. Are they harmful for my cultures? How can I get rid of ...
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Something is eating my young (indoor) vegetable seedings down to the stem

The leaves on my young kale, broccoli and chilli seedlings keep getting eaten overnight. I started noticing it gradually but now I will wake up to a whole tray of seedlings eaten back to the stem. ...
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What do you plant your seeds in?

I have heard a couple different main approaches. Some suggest potting soil, while I've heard some suggest using sphagnum moss and perlite/vermacile. Potting soil has the benefit of not needing to ...
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Do my Forget-me-nots need more sunlight?

I planted them two weeks ago, a week later they germinated. Although two days ago I noticed that one was drooping and that they were a dull green. I'm not sure if they need more sunlight; I was ...
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Cabbage, Eggplant, and Cauliflower with white-ish dry spots

I've got eggplant, cabbage and cauliflower seedlings growing inside in peat moss with some all-around fertilizer (24-8-6). However, the edges of their leaves are drying and curling up, and some of ...
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Could these be the seedlings of poisonous plants?

I brought my plants in last fall to keep ‘em from the winter weather. In January, I noticed a few seedlings growing in my pineapple planter. I let them grow since they didnt look like common weeds. ...
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How to minimize harm for leafed-out bare root trees being transplanted late in spring at a remote site?

I have a lot of bare root trees leftover from Fall 2019 seed propagation. These are seedlings which first emerged in Spring 2020 and now are entering their second year of growth. They are mostly small ...
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Can I cut off cotyledons? Do they fall off?

My cilantro seedlings have grown a lot of true leaves and the cotyledons have grown big. Can I cut off cotyledons? Do they fall off?
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Yellow spots on my tomato seedlings

Would anyone happen to know what these tiny yellowish dots are on my tomato seedlings. They are about a month old, the seedlings. I've just noticed the spots after a deep watering. I've checked for ...
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What does this pattern and discoloration mean?

This is seedling of either an eggplant or a tomato: There are some wavy lines and a general discoloration on the cotyledons. What does this incdicate? Is it a disease or malnutrition?
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I need help with my first seedlings

The cilantro have grown a lot of true leaves but not so much the basil and oregano. I planted them all at the same time. I don’t know if im supposed to thin any of them out now and how exactly to thin ...
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How to help seedlings recover from tip burn

I germinated some seeds and I had the seedlings under a two new 40w LED grow light for a few weeks. I'm used to keeping florescent lights very close to the plants, but apparently this LED light is ...
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Why are my Zinnia seedlings dying?

It is a seedling of Zinnia elegans Super Yoga. The cotyledons have dried out and I have no idea why. Potentially relevant information: The soil media is an equal mix of compost, river silt and coco ...
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Sterilising seed starting trays with rubbing alcohol

Is wiping with rubbing alcohol enough to sterilise seed starting trays or is bleach or hydrogen peroxide necessary?
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What caused the roselle seedlings to emerge like this?

I had planted some roselle seeds in a seed tray with an old mix of cocopeat, perlite, vermiculite and compost. The seeds were soaked in water before planting for some time. Now after eight days or so ...
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What is the difference between the VIVOSUN and VIVOHOME seedling heat mats?

Here are links to the VIVOSUN and VIVOHOME. They look the same?
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Can this baby rose plant be shifted to a different pot

[I bought this rose plant a couple of months ago. I recently noticed there's a smaller baby rose plant next to the main plant. I'm not sure if it's a new seedling or just an offshoot of the main plant....
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Tips about trying to get tree sapling to grow after winter fallout

I sprouted this sapling from seed in my backyard, and it grew to a foot tall with 2 big leaves in 2 months. But winter came and it stunted its growth, and the top part of the stem dried up. Now it is ...
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My tomato seedlings seem dead. Their stems have fallen and have sort of dried up. Is there a way to revive them?

Its stem has lain on the soil and looks weak. The first leaves are there but appear wilted.
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Removing crumpled leaves from over exposure to light

I am currently preparing the seedlings for next springs growing in my garden. I have created my own green house - in theory with ideal conditions (full spectrum lights, high humidity, 30+°C all the ...
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Cactus(Astrophytum) seedlings weather requirements

I live in Kerala, India, where the weather is humid dry. The temperature ranges from around 26 at night to 33 on daytime. My Astrohpytum seedlings are growing. They're 1.5 months old now. My questions ...
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Tomato seedlings drooping after being placed outside

I don’t know what happened to my tomato seedlings. I just left them outside the balcony and when I checked them after 1 hour, they were all drooping. I already moved them inside my room. Please help ...
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Starting parsnips in cells

Everything I have read online has told me that parsnips need to be seeded directly as they don’t like being transplanted from pot to ground. However our allotment plot is renown for the mice getting ...
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Entire apple seedling was eaten, but miraculously came back as two. Now what?

At the beginning of the pandemic, house bound, I decided I wanted to try germinating apple seeds from fruits I had consumed. After a dormancy, one of the seeds actually sprouted and I was obsessed ...
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Polyembryonic Honey Mango seedlings don’t look too good

My seedlings we’re doing good but now leaves are blackening at the base and at the tips. I recently moved the seed to a pot with drainage holes. I am using some organic bug pesticide. I have gnat ...
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Leaf too long? Honey mango

The seedling is not even 3 inches tall and has a leaf bigger than itself. This is a polyembryonic honey mango seed. It gets 1 hour of sunlight daily and the pot has no drainage holes. I also am ...
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Cactus growing in a stem between two leaves?

Question 1: What plant is this... a cactus growing in a stem between two leaves...? Never saw that at stores, I think! It got so heavy that it started falling, I'm keeping it up straight with the help ...
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What could this little plant be?

I noticed this tiny plant growing in the pots where a tomato and a squash are growing. A few days ago I found this same plant growing in a pot where I'm growing lettuce. This makes me doubt if the ...
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Help identify this unknown seedling please

I'm not familiar with this plant and want to know so i can decide if it lives or not (mostly based on safety of my dogs) i was thinking hibiscus but someone else suggested a type of mulberry, it gets ...
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When can potted Strawberry Seedlings be safely transplanted outside considering Squirrel attacks?

Southern California resident here. I have strawberry seedlings and would like to transplant them outside. How old should they be to avoid being eaten by squirrels? I've had days-old seedlings get ...
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Herbs - Help with transplantation of dill seedling to slightly bigger pot

I had some seeds of the dill herb which I planted in a tray with dimensions 6.5 cm x 8 cm. They sprouted successfully within 4-5 days, but started growing slanted as the sunlight was incident at an ...
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Why are my Acer seedlings drying up and dying?

I’ve grown lots of little Acer seedlings from seed I picked last autumn and germinated early this year after 100 days in the fridge. I was very excited about the success of the seeds but now at a good ...

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