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I’m afraid but that “baby” is something you want to get rid of, and soon. This is a shoot from the plant, not a seedling, but from the root stock, not from the grafted top. Look at your stem and note the thicker part, from where the other stems originate. That’s the point where the plant material was introduced that is going to give you the kind of growth ...


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One reason for this is a fungus infection called "damping off". This happens when the soil surface is too cool for rapid germination and also harbours a lot of fungal spores. The slow growth of the seedlings allows the fungal spores to penetrate the stem tissues and cut them off at soil level. To eliminate this possibility ensure that you do not ...


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