Questions tagged [seedlings]

Small juvenile plants which have just germinated.

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very thin seedlings

I have been trying to grow Celosia (Cockscomb) from last 3-4 months. Most seeds get germinated in 3-4 days after potting. They grow upto almost 2 inches tall with two leaves on top but after this ...
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Is it normal to have a white fuzzy substance on the seedling of my pepper plant?

I found this on my orange sweet pepper plant seedling. It's kind of like a fuzzy ball. Is it normal?
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Any guesses what these seedlings are, and whether I should remove them?

A few weeks ago, I cleared the (rather mossy) top inch of soil off a plant trough, weeded the trough, and put in a mix of Commercial Multi-purpose Compost and some "compost" made from organic discards ...
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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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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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Seed amount per plant spot

im new to gardening! I planted various lettuce plants but now im not sure did i did it right. I am not sure should i plant one or couple seeds per plant spot. I checked various youtube vids and i saw ...
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Why are commercial tomato seedling so thick and strong?

Why are commercial tomato seedling so thick, strong and have so many branches? Take this image for example: But on the other hand, most of my plants are super tall and very thin, although they have ...
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Do young plants prefer their pots be rotated?

I'm growing some plants from seeds indoors and they're coming up well. They sway toward the brightest light source, sometimes swaying so far they almost tip over. Some species do this more than others ...
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Could you tell me of what four species these seedlings belong to?

I have been trying to germinate seeds from a mixed packet of tree/bush seeds: Holly, Rowan, Alder Buckthorn and Dogrose. Only these two seeds have been germinating nicely and becoming seedlings. ...
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How to tell if I have multiple seedlings/when to remove secondary seedlings?

So I asked a question here about planting in a raised container a few weeks ago, and now I have some small seedlings! I planted a couple seeds per hole, and it seems that in some cases, multiple ...
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Is 31% relative humidity at 22C too dry for gemination and seedlings?

I have trouble with starting seeds indoor this year. I have a low germination rate and my tiny seedlings have flopped to the ground when I come back home from work. One perks up after watering but ...
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Separate multiple lemon sprouts planted in a single container

I recently germinated and planted lemon seeds. So far they have sprouted and are healthy. My concern is, I planted about 2-3 seeds per container, and now I have about 2 sprouts in each container. When ...
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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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Weed Identification

I found this weed in my veggie patch and I was wondering if anyone could identify it and maybe provide some information about it. Key Information Canberra, Australia. Only seen in the last day. ...
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What is this winged seed that resembles Maple/Acer?

I picked up these seeds on the streets of Marrakech in Morocco (I've found similar seeds in Lisboa, Portugal), thinking they were Maple/Acer seeds. Upon germination (which took an awful lot of time) ...
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Should I add soil with living things, like worms, to a potting mix?

I normally just buy in seedlings from big box stores since I am too disorganised to start my own seedlings in time. However, this year I did manage to get some seeds into the seed raising mix, and ...
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Why are these leaves white on my plum seedling?

What in the world are these? This is my plum seedling and he is pretty small, but all of his other leaves are large and green. However, he hasn't grown any proper leaves in a while, and all he's ...
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Pine seeds which I planted two months ago grew early. What should I do?

I don't know much about gardening. But I want to. I always wanted to grow many bonsai trees in my home and exotic trees in my garden. So like two months ago, I picked pine cones from ground and ...
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Another Tiny cute seedling growing in my houseplant soil

What is this? It was outside for a while, but that's not the concern. What plant is this? And should it better rest here or bad for the Jade plant?
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Why is my apricot seedling turning brown?

My first apricot seedling has leaves, but they are turning somewhat brown. I can't find any information about this, so maybe someone knows? Could it be too humid? It lives in a little plastic ...
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Growing Goji Berry from dried seeds

I am wanting to grow some Goji Berry bushes. A few months ago I soaked some (regular dried store bought) Goji fruit, then cut them open, used the baggie method to germinate the individual seeds and ...
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Help growing a pine seedling

Earlier on in the year (February I believe) I found a pine cone on the path. On the off chance that it might have a viable seed in it I took it home. I recovered just one seed and planted it in a ...
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Why are the leaves of my Lemon sprout turning yellowish?

I successfully sprouted a lemon seed but after a month it stopped growing and its leaves started turning yellow. I was using heavy nitrogen fertilizer, so that can't be the problem. Then I tried some ...
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Need help controlling purslane germinating after seeding new lawn

I recently reworked a small section of my lawn (200 sqft). This work included solarization, tilling in some compost, rolling flat, spreading seed, top dressing with compost and rolling again. With ...
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What are these cute little seedlings that are growing in my houseplant soil? [closed]

What are these very small seedlings? They just erupted out of nowhere. Should I leave it as it is? Or should I pluck it?
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Why does my avocado seedling have just a tall stalk with no leaves?

I've planted an avocado seed in dirt and it has begun to grow, only there are no leaves: just a skinny tall stalk. Any idea as to why the leaves are not growing?
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What's the best way to grow tomato and pepper plants from seedlings late in the season?

I am wondering, is there any best practice for starting tomato/pepper plants this late in the season? To be clear, I am talking about started plants that I am hoping to get heavily discounted from ...
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What is this plant/seedling growing from hard, oval, mottled-brown seeds?

I found some seeds when running outside: I planted one for curiosity and it has 4 leaves now: Any idea what it is?
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Artificial Lighting for Growing Seedlings

I'm attempting to grow Curcubits and Nightshades (for eating) indoors (in the middle of winter). I recently acquired a (Red/Blue LED 120 watt) grow lamp - but my calculations are that it will eat a ...
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How can I treat nutrient burnt basil seedlings?

I grow basil plants from seed. They're approximately 1 month old. I gave them a little pigeon manure, and I think I burnt them. How can I normalize the soil and plant? Thanks.
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Are these seedlings Mazari palm or Agave neomexicana?

A couple of weeks ago I have planted seeds for both Nannorrhops ritchiana (Mazari palm) and Agave neomexicana. Unfortunately, I forgot to put proper labels on back then. I am now seeing two sprouts (...
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Is it a bad idea to put a pot over a bucket to mimic a water table?

I have a black walnut establishing itself in a hanging basket pot on top of a 5 gallon bucket so it can get all of the water it wants. Is this a good, or bad idea? Why?
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Growing avocado from seed

The first time ever my avocado seed grew a root so when it got really long I planted it and then nothing and I thought I had killed it so while in the dirt I broke off part of the seed just to find ...
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Planting on pit started avocado

I have a couple of avocado seedlings that I started roughly at the same time, one suspended over water and one planted in soil. The water method seems to have worked slightly quicker, but it will ...
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Avocado Seedlings cold tolerance

I have a couple of avocado seedlings grown from pip (can't help it, its an addiction - I know Im better off with grafted ones, and have those too !) - I'm running out of space on my Window Sill and ...
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Rockwool - Over germination

I am new to hydroponic growing and I followed a few tutorials on the basics and in doing so I guess I missed a step when I sowed the seed because, like I do in soil growing, I sowed multiple seeds in ...
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Is this a potato plant?

I planted 12 pieces of potatoes ~2-3 weeks back and see few sprouts but don't know if they are weeds or actually the potato plants. The plants look like this:
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How do I prevent damping-off of my lettuce seedlings?

I have successfully germinated 10 lettuce seeds from a tissue and transplanted them into a pot. They grew more and showed new leaves, but after some time I noticed that their stem from the base ...
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Should I take seed casings off newly sprouted cucumber seedlings?

I have planted some cucumbers (forgot what species) and they have all sprouted, however, I have noticed that one still has the seed shell/case thing (not sure how to describe it). I am not planning on ...
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Is using tomato slices really viable for starting seedlings?

This seems to be doing the rounds lately. I saw it on pinterest last night. Basically you take a slice of a ripe tomato, place it on some potting mix and then cover it. 10 days later you get tomato ...
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Can I plant sun-loving annual seedlings in partial shade if the area will have full sun in a few weeks?

This is somewhat of a general question, as it applies to several things I'm growing, but to be specific enough, I've chosen to ask it about one plant. I'm in Zone 6 (−5°F, -20°C). I started some ...
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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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Avocados from seed - inside house or polytunnel during germination?

I've got a windowsill with a number of avocados growing from seed (I'm in Rural Auckland - so US Hardiness zone 9b, heading towards winter) - A couple of my plants have just started to poke out the ...
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What do sunchokes look like when they're sprouting?

What does a sunchoke look like right after it begins to sprout?
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How to prepare plants to move to greenhouse from indoors?

I've been growing some starts in this little hot-house thing I made after seeing something similar at a local gardening store. It seems to work great - with a heating pad under one of the flats it's ...
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Fusing apple seedlings for bonsai

I've grown some apple tree seedlings from a shop bought apple for the purpose of turning into a bonsai. A high percentage of them have germinated and I've ended up with more than I bargained for (12 ...
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Why are some leaves on my tomato seedlings turning dark and falling off?

I am trying my hand at balcony tomatoes and sowed some in mid March. I already transplanted them once from the seed nursery to small drinking cups of about 200ml. Since they were bending too much ...
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What's the best pot size for rose seeds germinated in the refrigerator?

I have taken rose seeds from my garden and put them in the fridge between moist paper towels. Does anybody know what size pot I should put the rose seeds in that have germinated in the fridge?
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Concerned about slow growth of my seedlings

I planted a number of vegetable seeds (zucchini, cucumber, peppers, kale, etc.) indoors in 1"x1" pods. They germinated quickly and well. Once the true leaves appeared, I moved them over to a 4"x4" ...
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When is a good time to thin your seedlings?

First year in a long time starting tomatoes from seed. They're doing very well. When do most people decide to cut down the ones you don't want to continue growing? I know it's a little early at this ...

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