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Name: Sally
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sallyg
May 11, 2020 11:55 PM CST
I find it impossible to think that vinegar vapors did anything to the plants. Are these the pots they sprouted in or were pots changed anytime? All in this family say they hate roots being disturbed.
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sweets777
May 12, 2020 5:44 AM CST
sallyg said:I find it impossible to think that vinegar vapors did anything to the plants. Are these the pots they sprouted in or were pots changed anytime? All in this family say they hate roots being disturbed.


About half of the wilted melon seedlings are in their original peat pots while half were transplanted into larger pots over two weeks ago...the transplanted ones were doing great, growing pretty quickly.

Also, the vinegar I used was extra concentrated, apparently 9x stronger than normal stuff.

I've been considering the vinegar because (1) I don't feel strongly about another cause that would've wilted all the seedlings overnight and (2) the coincidence of this happening the one time I left vinegar there Confused
Name: Sally
central Maryland
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sallyg
May 12, 2020 6:23 AM CST
well, I guess anything's possible? Shrug! I didn't realize it was the super strong kind.
i'm pretty OK today, how are you? ;^)

VTbeekeeper
May 16, 2020 7:08 AM CST
I don't know if this will help, but we had a problem for a couple of years with seedlings growing well until the regular leaves came in, then they'd be twisted and deformed, the plant wouldn't grow well, but as soon as I'd plant them outside they'd grow perfectly. Could not understand why, because I've been growing a huge veg garden since I was a kid and never had this problem.

On a whim this year, I decided to water the seedlings with water from either melted snow or collected rain water and not use the tap water that comes from our spring. Bingo. The plants grew magnificently, just like they did before we moved to this property. We've had our water tested and it is ever so slightly acidic and therefore picks up some copper from the plumbing pipes. I am assuming that either the pH or the copper is the problem.
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oneeyeluke
May 16, 2020 11:26 AM CST
Those plants are very herbaceous, and have a super herbaceous stems, and can't have prolonged exposure to water in low light conditions.....The soil is kept too wet for too long and the stems started rooting. .
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