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Small juvenile plants which have just germinated.

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Why is my coconut seedling dying?

A couple of weeks ago I bought a dwarf coconut (Cocos nucifera) seedling from a nursery, all its leaves were quite green. But now, after some time on the ground, all the leaves are dead brown, only ...
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How much fertilizer is too much when feeding mangoes

A Mango growing publication from University of Florida recommends a total of 1.5-3 lb of 8-3-9-2 fertilizer for example. (680-1360 g) My growing season is about 6-7 months (~26 weeks) and my ...
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Lemon seedling turning yellow and stopped growing

My lemon seedling is starting to turn yellow, the plant was once a rich green but it has started to fade now, the 2 top leaves are the most effected as can be seen in the picture. It has also stopped ...
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Why my seedlings died within few hours?

I got seed and pot to grow carrots. They sprouted little tiny plants. As they are in windowsill I put them out in sun for few hours. It was fine but today after few hours they tried up and seem burnt? ...
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What size of pot should I choose to transplant my seedlings?

I noticed that my seedlings don’t grow while transplanted in a large pot. What should I do? Should I use smaller pot to transplant seedlings? Is there any guidelines for that? What factor does ...
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Why is my apple seedling turning brown and wiliting

I just started growing an apple from an apple that had germinated seeds inside, and at first it was thriving and growing pretty quickly but now the top part of it is drooping dowards and some of the ...
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Baby mango tree leaf dying

I’ve recently planted a mango tree sprouted from a store bought mango seed, which was just over a month ago. From the beginning, it was a little weird as it only grew one leaf. It seemed like there ...
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What to do if too many seedlings are in the same pot?

I have attempted to grow cacti from seeds I collected from my own cactus. Since the last time I tried this (last year), only about 5 seeds started germination and then quickly died, this time I ...
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Will my Mango seedling survive after being attacked by my cat?

So, I been growing a Mango plant from seed, which was going quite ok I think. Yesterday my cat found this plant and eaten or whatever the leaves of the seedling, so all of its leaves are now gone, the ...
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Avocado seedling too late to save?

I started growing my avocado seedling a few months ago. it’s seemingly been growing fine and I haven’t seen any concerning things. I’m a newbie in gardening and I checked my roots today and It seems ...
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What exactly is this botanical miracle called?

Disclaimer: I'm quite new to gardening art. So a few months ago, I had ordered this Moria Combo of 40 Seeds from Amazon just to try my hand at growing a few plants from scratch. I naturally got busy ...
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What insect could be eating the tops of baby zinnia plants?

My zinnia seedlings emerge outside in my garden, but right away the leaves are eaten to the stem on some of them.This didn’t happened last year.
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Are multiple sprouted potato eyes okay?

So recently I saw that my 3 potato's sprouted in my 7 gallon pot. However each potato had 2 or 3 eyes and all of them came to. Could they be overcrowded and if so, do I need to prune and leave only ...
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Are these weeds?

This is the first year I'm taking care of a vegetable patch. It's a total of ~6m² which I have divided up into smaller areas. I have sown some seeds two weeks ago which are beginning to sprout. ...
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How to supply heat to indoor growing setup

I'm starting an indoor garden, b/c I live where its constantly cold, and snow/freeze danger doesn't go away until late May. I have purchased a plant sprouting system, as well as a heat mat, some ...
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River red gum seedlings developing new leaves at stem sign of stress?

I am growing river red gums (eucalyptus camaldulensis) from seeds. They are now about two months old and approximately 10cm (4 inches) tall. After only growing in one direction, they have suddenly ...
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How much leaf growth is required before chilli seedlings can be re-potted?

How much leaf growth is required before you can re-pot the chilli?
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What is this green discoloration in the soil around my seedlings?

This is my first year trying seedlings, and I have some leek seeds about a week and a half in. Around 20% of the seedling containers have green discoloration to the soil. It doesn't look fuzzy at all, ...
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Any hope for these pepper seedlings?

I don’t know what happened, but these two pepper seedlings have gone completely limp. They’ve been in this state for a few days and still seem to be clinging to life. There is no sign of insects or ...
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Vinca seedling turning yellow

I’m growing vinca from seeds under aero garden lighting. Why they had no issue germinating I noticed some of the seedlings are turning yellow. I’m growing them in paper cups with no holes except for ...
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What are these seedlings?

Click for large image: I planted a spider-plant cutting, in a pot that included some home-made compost. The pot has sprouted 4 tiny seedlings. Can anyone identify them from these pictures? If I ...
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Peter pepper plant seeding yellow new leaves

I am using my own built green house to prepare some chili plants for next years gardening season. I have planted various seeds and almost all of them have grown into seedlings. I have noticed that one ...
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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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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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