Possibly because of over watering and over fertilizing, my newly planted
seedlings now in peat pots
are showing signs of green growth at the soil top level. Is this something
that can effect the young plants, and if so, what is the best way to get rid of
are still in trays under fluorescent lamps, and I just removed the plastic
1) Don't worry TOO much. Keep the covers off, and set up a fan to keep the
2) You said "over fertilizing". Don't fertilize pots/trays of soil which
have nothing growing in them. I know some potting soil contains slow-release
plant food. That's something you can't control, unless you buy different
soil. But, do NOT add any fertilizer of your own until you see the first one
or two sets of true leaves. They arrive after the "seed leaves".
When fertilizing tiny things, use liquid fertilizer, MIXED MUCH WEAKER than
the instructions suggest. Since it's often difficult to water tiny things
from the top, set the pots in the water, but be attentive. Come back in a
half hour and take the pots OUT of the water so they can drain.
You really need that fan too. The same thing happened to me with my
first seedlings. I didn't know what to do and had no one to ask. It was
a very long night scraping of the green from about eight flats. They
turned out all right in the end.
You see some in the nurseries with some green too. Especially when
they've been sitting there a while. Why can't I think of the name of it?
Zone 5 OH
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