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purchase plants compared on stared with seeds

Posted by JeffNicolaysen none (My Page) on
Fri, Apr 19, 13 at 11:57

I planted last week and I noticed the plants I purchased are darker green then the ones I started from seed. I did harden the ones I started and they look fine just lighter color.

What could cause this?

And is it a problem?

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RE: purchase plants compared on stared with seeds


RE: purchase plants compared on stared with seeds

Commercial plants are sometimes over-fertilized to give them that dark green appearance. The uninformed public thinks they look healthier which isn't necessarily true.

Other issues - light exposure for example - can lead to color differences as commercial growers grow plants very differently than the average home grower. Different varieties can also differ in leaf color.

Is it a problem? No, not if your home grown plants are sufficiently fed and appear healthy.


RE: purchase plants compared on stared with seeds

Thanks for the reply. I would be afraid to fertilize more because I put bone meal and kelp meal in the whole with all the plants. And the soil is very well composited. The purchased ones may have been in the sun more.

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