Questions tagged [seedlings]

Small juvenile plants which have just germinated.

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Mango seedling's new growth is drying up

3 months ago I germinated a mango seed. For about a month the seedling was growing in a bottle of water, but then I decided to put it in a pot. At that time the plant was about 20cm high and had 5 ...
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Should I cut off the weaker of 2 cucumber seedlings in the same hill?

I planted 3 cucumber seeds in each of 6 hills and only 6 of the 18 cucumbers came up. Of the 6, only 4 seem strong enough to survive and 2 of those are in the same hill (as shown below in the first ...
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Something ate the Marigolds seedling overnight

I have my Marigolds seedling for about 3-4 days and suddenly overnight, most leaves are gone I am in Pacific Northwest and we have a lot of bunnies and squirrels. Any idea which animal or bug would ...
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Do I need to separate out seedlings?

I have about a dozen, 1 month old, chilli seedlings in a pot ~20 cm diameter. I'm broadly under the impression that I SHOULD separate them out into multiple pots, but do I NEED to? What bad things ...
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What to do with new sideway branches of Hens and Chicks

last year my Hens and Chicks plant got 2 new branches, but I am not sure what to do with them since they are growing sideways. Should I detach them from the main plant and let them grow separately, ...
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Getting Ready to Move my Tomato Plants Outside

Planted Beefsteak tomato seeds into seed starting trays on May 8th. They've since been growing well under grow lights indoors and have been transplanted to larger containers. I think it's almost ...
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Are my pepper plants growing at a decent rate?

Planted bell peppers a month ago in seed starting cells, and they have grown slower (germinated slower too) than the tomatoes and zucchini I planted at the same time. The leaves are turning a ...
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Do my zucchini have a chance?

I think my zucchini got too big for the seed starting containers they were in and have started to die unfortunately. I've attached pictures for reference but as can be seen they've turned yellow and ...
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Pepper Seedlings

Planting regular ole' bell peppers from seeds and have them growing in a seed starting tray. I sowed the seeds a month ago and the plants haven't gotten big, especially when compared with the ...
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Yellowing Zucchini Sadness

First time gardener, I planted Zucchini seeds into seed starting trays May 8th, and they've been growing quite nicely ever since. Past few days the leaves have started turning like a dry yellow with ...
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Weak Tomato Seedlings 3 weeks in

I planted tomato seeds into a seed starting tray (one of those 72 pro hex ones) on May 8th and they germinated after only about 4-6 days. They've been growing well under led shop lights and I've been ...
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Mango seedling has stem and leaves but no root!

I've got two problems with my mango seedlings: Problem #1 I have germinated a mango seed in water, it now has a decent stem and healthy-looking leaves. It is currently still in water, indoors, in ...
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How to prune a Zelkova seedling turning into a multi-trunk tree?

In October '18, I started growing several Zelkova trees from seed. One of them, pictured below, is doing remarkably well. However I'm concerned about it's branching structure. Almost immediately ...
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Growing Veggies from Seeds

I currently have beefsteak tomatoes, zucchini and peppers that I've started from seeds on May 8th in a seed starting tray indoors. They seem to be growing well under the light system I have setup. ...
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How good are seedlings at bouncing back after cold weather?

I noticed some of my seedlings (specifically eggplant, and okra) are having trouble due to a few cold days, so I'm wondering how hard it is for seedlings to bounce back after being transplanted from ...
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Hardening Off Cucumber Plants

I am on day 3 of hardening my cucumber seedling. They were initially out today when it was overcast and then is suddenly turned sunny and I went to check on them after about 45 mins of on and off sun ...
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What is happening to my pepper seedlings?

I grew them indoors for about a month then moved then to new pots. I was careful to not destroy the roots as best I could. I also attempted to "harden" them for a few days when it happened to be ...
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Brown thing around Mango leave's veins

My 4 mango plants (from 5 to 8 months) are now struggling with weird disease. It started about 3 weeks ago, lower leaves got brown and finally gone. Now I have noticed brown thing on younger leaves. ...
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Should I prune double “trunk” of orange tree seedling?

A few months ago (IIRC around last spring/summer), I planted an orange seed, which sprouted "twice" (as in, two main growths). I left both going, since by the time it had a few leaves, most of the ...
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Distance and spacing of LED growlights for propagation

I am planning to make an indoor propagation setup which consists of h:30cm x w:40 x L:50cm recycled polystyrene boxes and full spectrum LED panels. Clearly, the biggest limitation is height in this ...
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Why growing fruit trees from seed won't yield the same fruit of the same tree?

Why is it necessary to graft a tree to get the desired species and not rely on the tree's seeds?
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Almond twin seedling

I accidentally dug out an almond seedling to realize that all the 3 shoots come from the same seed. Is this a common occurrence? What is the branch in the middle with a brownish tip that I broke ...
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Is this how cucumber seedlings react to cold?

Some days ago, I planted cucumber seeds in my garden. They didn't all sprout at the same time, and the ones that I'm showing are the ones that appeared few days later than others. The climate is ...
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Can trees be propagated/started over winter indoors, or would that 'tire them out'?

I found a calendar of propagation activities which seems very helpful, and it says that hardwood cuttings can be taken and started for deciduous trees throughout winter. I imagine those cuttings would ...
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Possible reasons for coriander seedlings dying off

I had planted a grow-bag full of coriander seeds and they grew into plants with no problem. I planted some more seeds in another larger, wider pot, and after germination, a small clump of seedlings in ...
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How hot can soil get if daily temperatures persist above 100°F?

I am doing some research on ponderosa pines and climate change. I am currently trying to find (with no luck) how hot soil can get if subjected to direct daily sunlight with temperatures exceeding 100°...
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Soil condition for catus seedling

I have a cactus seedling (Pachycereus pringlei), it is one month old now (germinated end of August). During this time I kept the soil very moist and wet. My question is when do I switch to normal ...
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New leaves from mango seedling are drying up and dying off but the plant is still growing

I started some mango plants from seed and after a few weeks they're slowly growing. However, now that each plant has a new leaf or two, I've noticed that some of the newer leaves are drying up and ...
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Caring for noble fir seedlings (Christmas trees)

I am an amateur gardener turned Christmas tree grower. Before I cared for cacti (can't really underwater) and venus flytraps (can't overwater) and felt great that all my plants lived for many years. ...
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Starting shallot advice

OK, I have been attempting to get a shallot bed going the last couple years. I chose to go with seeds, but really have had little luck. If I start inside I have had little luck transplanting. I may ...
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Tips for raising a Ginkgo from a seed?

This will be my first post; hopefully I included enough information from the get-go. Not sure if I'm asking too much for one question, but I assume growing a plant may require a couple paragraphs at ...
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I have planted some seeds but they don't grow to a full plant, why is this?

I bought some seeds such as the following (pepper), but there are also seeds of other plants. I'll use this one as an example. In the back, there are instructions: It instructs to plant in a 0,5cm ...
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Watermelon plants not growing

I live in zone 3/4, I planted some Sugar Baby watermelons this year (first time!). I started them in my greenhouse and moved them outside around the time of the last frost since it was really warm out ...
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Oak Tree Seeding

A year and a half ago, during the last stages of autum, my five year old niece and I were going for a walk in our neighborhood. She began collecting acorns that had fallen on the ground and asked ...
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Are my poppy seedlings dying? How can I save them?

Are my poppy seedlings dying? I leave the plate filled with water everyday. How can I save them? (Even if it means ripping some off and leaving them more spaced out.)
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Cucumber cotyledons turn yellow and shrivel too soon

I am growing cucumbers in pots to transplant. Some of them are doing well. But on others the cotyledons turn yellow and shrivel before the true leaves get big enough to grow. The seedlings stay ...
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How to retrofit seed starting trays to prevent root circling

I grow plum trees from pits using seed starting trays: Unfortunately, I have a problem where the roots of the seedlings grow in circles around the bottom of the cavities of the trays. The circling ...
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Tree saplings in my lawn?

Parts of my lawn are full of these. I thought they were weeds when they were smaller and now they are looking like tree saplings. Is that what they are? Maple saplings? How do I get rid of them from ...
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Why are my snack peppers wilting?

Snack Peppers; I love these things, the kids eat them right in the garden while we work there. The seeds are harder to find than most peppers in local stores, and I refuse to pay $3.50 for a single ...
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Japanese Maple Seedlings Dying For No Apparent Reason

I'm trying to grow Japanese Maples from Seeds. I had over 100 germinate this year and now I think they're all dead. One the seedling reaches an inch plus, it puts out true Japanese maple leaves. After ...
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Does anyone know what these seedlings are?

This is an acorn that I've found in abundance is Rockford, Illinois, USA. I think it may be a red or black oak but I'm not sure. It has a very distinct look with the line showing separating the two ...
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What plant will grow from these seeds?

Last month, I found in my kitchen a bag of chia seeds intended for human consumption, but the expiration date was in 2017. Instead of throwing them away, I sprinkled some in several cells of my ...
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Fighting that damping off fungus

I am having a hard time finding anything that kills this. Some people say a normal fungicide will not kill them, and I can't find products made to kill it specifically like people are saying I should ...
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Broccoli and cabbage leaves are curling (seedlings)

This is my first year for growing anything and I am having some issues with my broccoli and cabbage seedlings. For the longest time (2 weeks) they have been doing fine but recently the leaves are ...
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Some tomato seeds have died… whats happening?

I have had some tomato seedlings growing in my little green house (or grow room) for about a week now. This morning I went down to check on everything (I check morning and night) and tonight I noticed ...
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Why are my tomato seedlings dying after applying ammonium sulfate?

Why are my tomato seedlings dying? They just germinated then after a week some are dying? I added compost and a little bit of ammonium sulphate in each plastic bags. They are not yet transplanted. I ...
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transplanting my seedlings.

I have started a couple different types of seeds, which include, tomatoes, celery, pepper, onion (walla walla), and some other things. I have no idea when to transplant these plants from my plug tray, ...
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Why is my pumpkin seedling's cotyledon twisted and whorled?

Two days after transplanting, my decorative pumpkin seedling's cotyledon became twisted and whorled. Why? What does it mean?
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What are these two intruders into Rudbeckia seedlings home?

I started black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta) seeds in a tray - you can recognize her seedlings by hairy true leaves. However, I noticed there is another type of seedlings of unknown origin, that looks ...
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What is this giant seedling?

I set up an experimental seed starting tray, but can' remember exactly what seed I put for some seedlings. One of them is a HUGE seedlings pictured in photos below. I just vaguely remember that it ...