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Problems -- Seedlings

Seedlings are much more likely to succumb to diseases and bugs because they are small and weak. They also suffer if stressed, meaning if conditions are too hot or too cold or too wet or too dry, their growth will be adversely affected.

Above are two pots of dead Horti seedlings. The cause is probably conditions that were too dry.

The above four pictures are of seedlings which had just recovered from a bout of over-heating and under-watering. Under such conditions, seedlings become reddish and growth is stunted. They may recover, but the damage has already been done and they might not grow as vigorously as before.

Overheating is more likely to happen in a closed propagator. If you use a closed propagator or closed bags for growing seedlings, make sure they are not exposed to direct sunlight.

These are pictures of dead Horti seedlings. They probably died of excessive watering. Make sure there isn't a tray at the bottom that can catch and hold water for too long. Pots standing in water invite trouble.


Remedies

For more on growing and caring for seedlings, do see the page on Caring for Seedlings. Here is an incomplete summary:


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