My peppers and tomatoes have wilted

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Re: My peppers and tomatoes have wilted
« Reply #15 on: March 20, 2012, 16:35 »
If it is really bright and sunny the temperature really hoiks up, and the seedlings' roots cannot keep up with the water lost by their leaves --- hence they wilt.

I lay a single sheet of newspaper over mine on days like that... it certainly helps, and they get plenty of light
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Re: My peppers and tomatoes have wilted
« Reply #16 on: March 21, 2012, 17:57 »
thanks really helpful.

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Re: My peppers and tomatoes have wilted
« Reply #17 on: April 17, 2012, 09:06 »
I returned back yesterday to find that my tomato plants are now up to a foot tall.  Are these ready to be planted into grow bags now?.  Also I have read that when planting it's a good idea to remove the or leaves and plant dealer, is this the case?
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Re: My peppers and tomatoes have wilted
« Reply #18 on: April 17, 2012, 09:09 »
I think you have a finger/keyboard interface problem, Andy. Could you clarify please?
Did it really tell you to do THAT on the packet?

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Re: My peppers and tomatoes have wilted
« Reply #19 on: April 17, 2012, 09:41 »
I think you have a finger/keyboard interface problem, Andy. Could you clarify please?
I think he means Deeper.
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Re: My peppers and tomatoes have wilted
« Reply #20 on: April 17, 2012, 09:45 »
Sorry I did mean deeper, still in holiday mode.

I think you have a finger/keyboard interface problem, Andy. Could you clarify please?

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Re: My peppers and tomatoes have wilted
« Reply #21 on: April 17, 2012, 10:23 »
Ah, I take it you mean lower leaves and you haven't changed your name!  :lol:

I don't actually remove any, but certainly plant lower, up to the healthiest leaf.  At this stage, in my book, removing healthy leaves increases the risk of infection and the plant also needs them.

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Re: My peppers and tomatoes have wilted
« Reply #22 on: April 17, 2012, 10:35 »
Yes my name is Andy and not Any  ???

Ok thanks.  I have a few of those bottomless large pots that are designed to go on top of the grow bags I think?  am I correct in saying that has the plan grows you add more soil to the stem, or is this a waste of time?

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Ah, I take it you mean lower leaves and you haven't changed your name!  :lol:

I don't actually remove any, but certainly plant lower, up to the healthiest leaf.  At this stage, in my book, removing healthy leaves increases the risk of infection and the plant also needs them.

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Re: My peppers and tomatoes have wilted
« Reply #23 on: April 17, 2012, 10:36 »
Not, it's not a waste of time as the plants will put out roots from the part of the stem covered up.

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Re: My peppers and tomatoes have wilted
« Reply #24 on: April 17, 2012, 14:49 »
Great thank you DD, I will plant out all the large plants tonight.  I will also monitor the temprature as well and use the heater when it's cold.



 

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