Herbs forum: How to protect my tomato seedlings

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NewbieGardner
Apr 2, 2018 11:15 PM CST
I have planted tomato seeds. Seedlings emerged in 2 weeks in spite of the cold weather in seattle. Today I saw one seedling wilted so was just trying to make it straight and it snipped. Don't know why it happened? Can anyone sdiggest me how I should take care of my other seedlings.
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Apr 4, 2018 8:24 AM CST
If they are outside they may need some protection such as a hot cap or plastic bag over them ? Or are they wilting from the wind drying them out ?

NewbieGardner
Apr 4, 2018 12:13 PM CST
Well I started the seeds indoor as the weather is not so great. The temperature is between 50 and 55. When it's little bright sunny outside, I keep the seedlings tray outside for few hours.

Afterr reading your message I also feel that wind might have caused seedlings to wilt.
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Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
Charter ATP Member Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Peonies Lilies Enjoys or suffers cold winters Winter Sowing
Bulbs Region: Canadian Garden Ideas: Master Level Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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CarolineScott
Apr 21, 2018 8:34 AM CST
I use large clear plastic bags to protect seedlings from drying winds. Or the deeper clear covers for trays.
Name: chris Zone 8a
Peachtree City, GA
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chris
Apr 21, 2018 8:57 AM CST
I can plant 3-4 weeks earlier by using 5 gallon water jugs with bottom cut off. I dont touch or water for a month. Looks dumb but works. Has dropped to 28f without damage.
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PS. carpet looks dumb also but its worth less weeds.

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