Seedlings Dying - Knowledgebase Question

Name: Otis Ray
Houston, TX
Question by quiccom
November 29, 1998
I am trying to start from seed carnations, delphinium, snapdragons, coreopsis and others. When these seedlings germinate they fold over and die. How can I keep them alive? Please help!


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Answer from NGA
November 29, 1998

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Your plants are probably succumbing to a fungus such as the one that causes the disease known as "damping off". To remedy the problem, start with a fresh, disease free growing mix. Garden soil and used mixes are notorious for harboring such diseases. You can treat seedling with a fungicide to combat fungal problems, but it is much better to avoid the problems by using a clean (sterile) mix.

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