Growing potted-up plug plants in cell trays problem.

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Goosegirl

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I have always potted-up my large-flowered begonia plug plants in those trays of module cells - 15 to a tray. I know that a few always bite the dust but this year there is quite a variation in size. Some have grown well for this time of year, but some are still quite small. This year I used John Innes No. 2 and earlier on gave them a feed with dilute Tomorite as a little boost. Why does this happen? 
« Last Edit: May 17, 2024, 09:23 by Goosegirl »
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Re: Growing potted-up plug plants in cell trays problem.
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2024, 10:10 »
The same thing has happened with my dahlia tubers, some growing well, some half-hearted and some no shows  :( GG.

I've put it down to either low quality compost or perhaps I've over-watered them, so they've rotted  :unsure:

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Re: Growing potted-up plug plants in cell trays problem.
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2024, 11:32 »
I have given up with dahlia, but have good success with begonias.   I am sure correct watering plays a good part, but dahlias, I get those wrong.  Will just buy a few bedding ones later.  Mrs Bouquet
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Re: Growing potted-up plug plants in cell trays problem.
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2024, 09:09 »
I kept an eye on their watering and used on of those water meters as well. Just wondering if it's the soil-based compost that was a bit too cold and wet down below.


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