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Question: I planted some tangerine seeds about 15-20, now I've got about that many plants growing, however some of the leaves were eaten by ants and now the top leaves look like they are sunburnt - they are about 3-4 inches in height - they are all in a long container.

Answer: Letty,

I suggest you make sure and keep the seedlings soil moist not soggy wet. Don't over fertilize as this can burn the seedlings too. Watch for pasts that might be feeding on the foliage and if need be apply an insecticide to protect the plants. In most cases this should not be necessary. I would suggest moving the plants to a spot where they get good sunlight or perhaps not so much hot late day sun. When cold weather arrives be ready to move them indoors as they cannot take freezing temperatures. In early spring plant them out in them a larger container so they can continue to grow larger.

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