Seedlings That Are Dying - Knowledgebase Question

Name: Jennifer Goodwin
Linden, NJ
Question by jendan98
March 29, 2000
I started growing seeds in Feb. in my basement with heat and fluorescent light. About a month later, I noticed some mildew and mold on the peat pots but the soil seemed dry and the plants were wilting. So I gave them some very diluted miracle gro. Now they're really dying! I also set them outside one day when it was 70 degrees. This is obviously my first and last time I grow seeds!! I'ts frustrating and costly!! Any advice would be appreciated!!


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Answer from NGA
March 29, 2000

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in a shady protected spot out of the wind and gradually increase their exposure to the sun and other elements. Protect them on cold nights, too. Some gardenrs will use a cold frame for this, others use a variety of methds they discover over time work for them.

I'm sorry you've had such a frustrating experience! Most of gardening is a matter of trial and error and learning from our mistakes. In the end, it turns out that some people really enjoy starting seeds and/or do it for some other reason such as wanting a specific variety of plant unavailable except by seed. Other people would simply prefer to purchase plants. It's really just a matter of personal preference. in a shady protected spot out of the wind and gradually increase their exposure to the sun and other elements. Protect them on cold nights, too. Some gardenrs will use a cold frame for this, others use a variety of methds they discover over time work for them.

I'm sorry you've had such a frustrating experience! Most of gardening is a matter of trial and error and learning from our mistakes. In the end, it turns out that some people really enjoy starting seeds and/or do it for some other reason such as wanting a specific variety of plant unavailable except by seed. Other people would simply prefer to purchase plants. It's really just a matter of personal preference.

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