Questions tagged [seedlings]

Small juvenile plants which have just germinated.

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When should I first use fertilizer on new plants?

In general, when is the right time to feed new edible plants fertilizer that you've planted from seed? After they've sprouted a bit?
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How can I grow seedlings from commercial apples?

I once grew an apple seedling from the apples I bought from a fruit stand. I was trying to grow another seedling from the seeds I collected but it doesn't germinate?
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How do I care for grapefruit seedlings?

I got two tiny grapefruit seedlings for free and I don't know how to care for them. They are in very small pots and all the care they are getting is watering. They are 2" tall. I don't live in the ...
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Celosia seedlings are damping off

I am new to gardening. I want to grow Celosia plants from seeds. To start I made a suitable soil mixture: Vermicompost 20%, Coco peat 20% , Ground soil (sand soil) 60%. Now seeds germinated and in ...
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Have I planted my tomato seedlings too close together?

I have been following this walk-through on growing tomatoes from seeds: http://www.reneesgarden.com/articles/grow-tomato.htm I have planted my seeds in the rectangular container. But I believe I ...
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How do I harden tomato plant seedlings?

In https://gardening.stackexchange.com/a/421/138, the answer mentions "Remember to harden off any indoor plants for a few days before transferring them outdoors." I assume this is something you would ...
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Should I separate and transplant basil seedlings?

I have begun to grow basil for the first time. Basically all I did was open a packet of seeds and throw them into a flower pot that’s about 20cm wide/round. The seeds have germinated and have started ...
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Is condensation on my seed tray an issue?

I'm growing some seedlings in a tray that has a plastic lid. The sun causes moisture to condense on the lid. I was wondering: is this counter-productive, as the condensation then blocks the sun?
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Are there any methods of fixing transplant shock?

It's been 2 weeks since I transplanted my chilli seedlings: Why have my chilli seedlings stopped growing? They don't seem to have gotten over their transplant shock yet. Googling seems to mostly ...
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Why have my lemon seedlings stopped growing and turned yellow?

I planted some lemon pips in November last year, and they grew to about 4cm tall, and it seems as if they aren't growing anymore. They have been the same size since December, and they have now turned ...
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How do I know it's time to transfer my citrus (kumquat) to a bigger flowerpot?

I've sprouted kumquat from seed and planted it a small flowerpot. Now I have a stem and two pretty leaves. When do I transfer it to a bigger flowerpot? How big is big enough to have a flourishing tree?...
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How do you water tiny seedlings?

I just germinated some mini sinningia from seed and the seedlings are very small. When I water the soil, the soil mixture just floats on the water because some of them are perlite. The perlite and ...
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What are the chances to get an edible apple from a tree grown from seed?

I am growing a few good apple trees in my roof garden, in pots. I love growing the trees, and of course love the fruit. Since I am in a warm climate, I grow appropriate apple cultivars which are ...
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When transplanting seedlings, why shouldn't I put them straight into the ground?

I just started gardening, and I'm getting really into it. I live in an apartment and I've been planting seeds in containers and putting them on my balcony. I read the instructions on the seed packet ...
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Why did my tomato seedlings stop growing after their first set of true leaves?

A few weeks ago I planted two different types of tomato seeds. Everything went as usual. I was amazed about how fast they germinated, they pushed up their cotyledons, the first set of true leaves ...
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Is this a tiny Bloodgood maple sapling? How should I care for it?

While mowing the lawn yesterday, my husband stumbled across this tiny plant. It's barely two inches tall. Some people down the street have a beautiful large tree that looks like a Bloodgood maple, and ...
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Why are my eggplant seedlings not thriving?

I have started a bunch of seedlings and some are doing really well others are not, under similar conditions. I used 6-8 inch wide pots, ~6 inches tall, potting soil, and left the pots in front of a ...
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Why have my chilli seedlings stopped growing?

6 days ago, I repotted some chilli seedlings after they started showing their 3rd pair of leaves. They were the biggest seedlings at the time. Since then they seemed to have stopped growing. These are ...
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How do I safely eradicate mold without hurting cactus seedlings?

Here are some of my seedlings, sown a little bit less than a month ago. As you can see, there's mold starting to form. I am using the baggie method whereby the pot with the seeds is enclosed in a ...
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What kind of plant will my Red Cherry Plum stems grow into?

I bought this small mini red cherry plum seedling on ebay last two weeks ago, I want to know what these two plant stems will look like when they are mature... And describe what will they look like ...
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What are these black spots on white splotches appearing on my tomato seedling?

Here are pictures of the infected leaves. I cut them off the plant as soon as I saw them today. Click for full size Here are close-ups of the most infected leaf: Click for full size What can I do ...
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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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Why is there such a difference in size between the same tomato plant's saplings?

I have miniature "balcony" tomatoes which I've planted from seeds last year, and they gave fruit which have been sitting in the fridge slowly drying down and shriveling for about half a year. A few ...
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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 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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Carnation true leaves are not growing

I have planted Carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus) seeds indoors in a seed tray. The seeds germinated 5 days ago and had to do 2 days without grow lights since they were not installed till then. Once ...
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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 ...