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How to prevent damping off?

Posted: 02/10/2012 at 16:56

I was wondering how others prevent damping off of seedlings?  I started another thread a little while ago about my meconopsis sheldonii seedlings damping off in the problemsolving forum.  I sowed more seeds and I'm very excited that they germinated, but I'm terrified that they'll damp off yet again.  I've read about spraying with chamomile tea or hydrogen peroxicde, using charcoal or sand on the surface, watering from below but what have you done to prevent damping off?  Also any advice as to how to ensure the survival of this batch of seedlings would be greatly appreciated!

When do you bring your tender perennials inside?

Posted: 01/10/2012 at 01:19

They're blue salvias and I did initially think that chocolate cosmos could be treated as tender perennials?  But perhaps I'm misinformed!  I sincerely hope that the verbana will self-seed but it's in a pot (on gravel covering concrete) so not sure it'll be successful...

When do you bring your tender perennials inside?

Posted: 30/09/2012 at 19:25

Thanks so much for your responses and also that very helpful link!  (Apologies for the misspelling of fuchsias - I thought it looked funny!)  That's great news about the verbana - I think I'll chance it and leave it outside.  What about cosmos and salvias?  This is the first year I've grown them and not sure whether to bring them into the greenhouse.  

When do you bring your tender perennials inside?

Posted: 30/09/2012 at 11:55

I was wondering when others bring their tender perennials into the greenhouse?  Right now my begonias, fuscias and verbena bonariensis are still flowering outside, and my dahlias are just starting to flower(!).  But I'm worried about the weather and keep on reading how now is the time to be digging up the tubers and digging up tender perennials to bring inside.  When do you tend to bring them in (I live in London).

Anthracnose fungicide or treatment

Posted: 06/09/2012 at 10:44

Thank you so much Dovefromabove -- that is absolutely brilliant!  

Anthracnose fungicide or treatment

Posted: 05/09/2012 at 22:05

I have a couple of flowering dogwood trees (Cornus kousa) that have become ill with anthracnose.  I'm trying to find a fungicide to treat the plants but unfortunately, the only one that seems to be commercially available is made by Bayer and is sold only in North America (I contacted Bayer and they told me there was nothing they can do).  I really don't want to lose these trees and would be most grateful for any advice on how to deal with this fungicide.  

Meconopsis Lingholm seedlings dying

Posted: 01/09/2012 at 13:20

I think I discovered the problem: unfortunately, the seedings were damping off.  I read that the meconopsis seedlings should be watered from below to prevent this.  Alas, only one left among the 6 which germinated!  Wish I had known earlier.  Anyways, thought I would share this in case anyone is / was thinking of growing meconopsis lingholm (or any other Himilayan blue poppy).

Meconopsis Lingholm seedlings dying

Posted: 28/08/2012 at 10:41

Thanks very much for you reply Gary!  I'll water a bit more regularly - my other worry is watering too much as well, as initially I thought the greying leaves looked like mould (similar to how my more mature meconopsis looks in the garden when there has been too much rain or moisture).  

Meconopsis Lingholm seedlings dying

Posted: 27/08/2012 at 11:42

I have four meconopsis lingholm seedlings which have germinated and been repotted, and two are now dying.  When they germinated I was absolutely delighted and had read as soon as they developed their true leaves (no matter how small) they need to be repotted.  So I did: I put it in small pots with ericacious compost mixed with vermiculite and then covered them with gravel.  I then have kept them on my kitchen window sill (north-facing) and watered when they are dry.  But unfortunately, the leaves of two plants are going grey and the new growth has now shrivelled up.  Should I be keeping them outside?  Am I overwatering?  I know that they tend to like the shade, but are they not getting enough sun?  I don't know what to do - I would be most grateful for any advice as I don't want to lose the rest of them and if at all possible, save the two that seem to be dying.

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