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My baby heirlooms are dying! Halp!

Posted by donkenzie SW Ohio (My Page) on
Sun, Mar 27, 11 at 19:59

I have 15 plastic solo cups with three seedlings per cup of heirloom tomatoes. I have been so incredibly cautious about them! Reading everything on these forums that I could, planting them correctly, etc...I woke up this morning and the leaves of about half of them are pointing toward the ground. They're in a rainbow shape instead of being horizontal to the ground.

As some general info, I have them about two inches from the florescent shop lights, and I watered them for the first time yesterday by bottom watering them with a tea mix to prevent damping off. They're almost a week old. The only thing I can think of is that my soil might be cool. Any advice would be great!!

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RE: My baby heirlooms are dying! Halp!

Do you have any pictures?

Did you use a humidity dome to germinate them?


RE: My baby heirlooms are dying! Halp!

Here's a picture of them today. They look 100 percent better! I believe I over watered them and thankfully the soil dried out a little and the leaves popped right back up :) I don't use a humidity dome, nor have a heard of one. I might have to look into that...

RE: My baby heirlooms are dying! Halp!

They look great! I am glad you found the cause of the sad plants.

Humidity domes are a bigger headache, if you can germinate your seedlings without one, I would I would skip it


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