Posted: 08/05/2013 at 20:19
Just wondered if anyone else has experienced the same problem as I have this year - I have raised my usual favourite tomatoes, cucumber and pepper varieties from seed, using my electric propogator to give them a good start. I have not varied any of my usual practices, although I have used a good quality seed compost this year rather than my usual multi purpose compost that I normally make do with. All seed types and varieties are the tried and tested ones that I have used before. All so far, except for two cucumber plants have died or are of a small and incorrect formation (too few leaves, small leaves etc). What I have noticed is when I have removed the seedlings to pot on, the root systems on them are either very small or flimsy; they do not seem to have developed properly. Not to be deterred I have tried another tray of the same - only to encounter the same problem! Is it just me or has anyone else experienced this? It is very frustrating, as my own raised stock for the greenhouse this year is virtually non-existent!