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Dill seedling leaves turning from green to red

This is my first time growing dill (Anethum graveolens) from seed. The seedlings' leaves were initially green, but once the leaves have elongated, the leaves slowly turned red as shown in the ...
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When to transplant seedlings from coco peat germination medium to soil

I am using coco peat (fine coconut pith with some coconut husk fibers) as a soilless sterile germination medium for seeds. After a seed has germinated, when should I transplant the seedling into soil? ...
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How to avoid damaging seedling roots during transplanting from coco peat germination medium

The coco peat I have is a mix of dried and thoroughly washed fine coconut pith, and some coconut husk fibers. I have been using the coco peat as a germination medium for cress (Lepidium sativum) and ...
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Will "ten-week" stocks seedlings flower this summer?

I bought, at a plant sale, four little pots marked "stocks ten week dwarf mix"; each seedling is young with 4-6 leaves so far. What does "ten week" refer to here; does it mean they ...
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Available (soluble?) vs. total phosphorus for seed starting

I'm going into my second year starting seeds in soil blocks, and this year I'm switching from a prepackaged fertilizer mix to making my own. I'm going largely from Elliot Coleman's original soil block ...
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Will my apple seedlings survive winter

I'm growing apple trees. They have been growing for 4 years. I didn’t have a problem with overwintering them since they were in small pots. Now they are in huge plastic ones. Also the weather has a ...
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What is this growing in my garden? I planted a bird and butterfly mix and there are several of these. I cannot identify it

Are these the same plant or are they different ones? We live in South Georgia, sandy and fertilized dirt. There are 50 or more of these growing and some look incredibly similar and then others look ...
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My shady and rather cool garden is always behind those nearby. Could starting seedlings under grow lights help?

I grow veg in southern England, starting from seed in a south-east-facing windowsill. I already use a heated propagator for my seeds as my house isn't very warm in early spring. The garden has mature ...
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DIY Humidity dome for growing microgreens

I am designing a humidity dome for growing microgreens, but need help with deciding on the material and design specifics. I'd basically like to replicate the following product using wire and ...
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Why are microgreens considered a healthy food?

Recently I saw seedlings on sale. And the seller said that these seedlings can be eaten and are very useful for health. They are also known as microgreens. I was very interested in this and I found ...
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Leaves of tomato seedlings in starting mix yellow from start

I started tomatoes indoors under CFLs like I have for years, but this year every one of my tomatoes have yellow sickly-looking cotyledon/first leaves and are taking forever to develop their first true ...
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Snap pea seedlings wilting

I transplanted some snap pea (sugar bon from Baker creek) seedlings a few weeks ago. For a while they were looking great and starting to grow. Then several of them started to wilt and turn white. When ...
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Could intentionally leggy seedlings followed by transplanting result in stronger root systems?

While researching how to save my leggy tomatoes, I've learned that they can have the extra stem buried during a transplant to "reset" the height, and this buried stem will then grow roots of ...
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How much watering is too much for seeds?

My translation of a local gardening newspaper: The soil mix needs to be slightly moist; however too wet a soil would rot the seeds. It is implied all seeds are somewhat susceptible. I attempt to ...
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Can I move a flat of Spotted Dead Nettle outside in cold temperatures?

I have rooted many cuttings in a flat in late fall. It is Spring now in Ohio and I would like to repurpose the flat. If I pot up these young plants, can I move them outside if just above freezing ...
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Tomato seedling care

This is my first time trying to grow from seeds (or from anything for that matter) and my tomato seedlings sprouted up pretty rapidly over the past 2 days. Most of the guides I've seen have ...
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Why does the seed from red celosia have a purple flower?

Around 4-6 months ago I planted the seeds of a Cock's Comb (Celosia). I found the seeds from a very pretty bush of red Cock's Comb that looked exactly liked the first picture below around my park so I ...
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Mango plant is dying

My mango plant (Mallika variety) recently had what seemed like a mealybug infestation. I applied EndAll pesticide and 70% isopropyl alcohol, and now the bugs mostly seem to be gone. However, I notice ...
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Mango plant is dropping leaves

My mango seedling is lately getting brown curly leaves and dropping them, what could be the reason of this, I give it water when the soil is getting dry (aprox every 3-4 days). The most upper leaves ...
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Why aren't my marijuana seedlings thriving?

Now that it's legal to grow, I decided to try growing my own. I bought a 1000 W LED light and have set up my seedlings in a 2 ft high area and the light is approximately 9 inches from top of plants. ...
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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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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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