Message from MaryJuneVoss - SC in MacGuyver - Skills & Academics #gardening


2018-04-27 19:47:25 UTC  

Yea they wilt over after a week of sprouting

2018-04-27 19:47:43 UTC  

I bought a grow light and it worked better

2018-04-27 19:47:55 UTC  

But now they get fried too. Maybe I shouldn’t use the heat matte

2018-04-27 19:48:07 UTC  

The needles get fried

2018-04-27 19:48:46 UTC  

Cinnamon helped with wilt over to an extent

2018-04-27 19:49:37 UTC  

One per pot. Water frequently and make sure your soil pH isn't messed up. You can buy test strips at any garden store.

2018-04-27 19:51:31 UTC  

It has to be very acidic I’m assuming. I have one per a pot. I don’t let them dry out so I don’t think it’s an underwatering issue.
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I’ve done this for a couple of years but only managed to get a handful out of hundreds.
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I’m thinking maybe I should use a different soil type even though they recommend vermiculite and peatmoss

2018-04-27 19:51:46 UTC  

It should be 5.5 to 7 unless your trees call for something else.

2018-04-27 19:52:02 UTC  

Ah ok

2018-04-27 19:55:11 UTC  

Could it be damping off disease?

2018-04-27 19:55:33 UTC  

Sterilize your equipment and get fresh potting soil if so.

2018-04-27 19:58:17 UTC  

@therealmissesgreen-MD yes that is it, and cinnamon kills the disease. However, even with fresh potting soil and clean containers it seems to happen. The stems choke off near the roots

2018-04-27 19:59:51 UTC  

Boo, sorry! I can never win between leggy seedlings and damping off.

2018-04-28 03:03:21 UTC  

Neutral soil- too much fertilizer will fry the little things.(hopefully you don't use chemicals but...)

2018-04-28 03:03:49 UTC  

Also move the lamps away from your seedlings you could be burning them

2018-04-28 03:04:07 UTC  

Use the hand test- not too hot or too cold

2018-04-28 03:05:51 UTC  

It could be a few things but it's usually the little easy things that get you...

2018-04-28 03:52:29 UTC  

Oh yeah!!! Don't over water and almost more importantly make sure you have a fan circulating air around the seedling and the soil

2018-04-28 03:54:33 UTC  

This will aerate the soil keeping anaerobic bacteria at bay as well as help create a stronger stem

2018-04-28 03:55:21 UTC  

(Don't create a hurricane around the poor bugger but you get the point)

2018-05-11 00:21:31 UTC  

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/322712549449793536/444292938214932490/image.jpg

2018-05-11 00:21:35 UTC  

I bought a Japanese maple and it looks like it’s dying. I’m not sure how to treat it if I’m even able to save the tree.

2018-05-11 00:21:39 UTC  

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/322712549449793536/444292972964741122/image.jpg

2018-05-11 00:23:42 UTC  

My wife says it may be too much sun, just leave it there and it will adapt.

2018-05-11 00:23:59 UTC  

Has it been at a Home Depot or a garden center of some sort?

2018-05-11 00:26:00 UTC  

I didn't even realize this garden server was here! Awesome

2018-05-11 00:27:52 UTC  

I was told to try Ortho Fungicide. But it was purchased at a local nursery.

2018-05-11 01:50:47 UTC  

Don't use fungicides!!!

2018-05-11 01:51:33 UTC  

Fungus plays a very important part in the soil food web and messing with it is just asking for problems

2018-05-11 04:00:53 UTC  

It’s consumed my tree so fast, I’m afraid whatever this is will take over the entire tree in the next week or two.

2018-05-11 04:02:46 UTC  

Japanese maples are supposed to be a hardy tree. 🙄 I’m now nervous about planting the rest of our shrubs and flowers. Ughh lol

2018-05-11 10:02:28 UTC  

It's honestly probably just heat

2018-05-11 10:03:55 UTC  

It doesn't look like anything fungal to me, nor does it look like a nutrient deficiency

2018-05-11 10:05:51 UTC  

It doesn't look like anything is eating it either

2018-05-11 10:07:47 UTC  

What does the rest of the plant look like? If it's even all over like that I'd have to agree with Alfred up there- probably too much sun

2018-05-11 10:20:18 UTC  

@MaryJuneVoss - SC#2855 do you use chemical fertilizers? The more I look at it it looks burned(like a chemical kind of burn)

2018-05-11 10:23:06 UTC  

@MaryJuneVoss - SC That top picture is sunburn. No question.

2018-05-28 17:53:10 UTC  

@MaryJuneVoss - SC give it some miracle grow and it will perk right up. The problem is the roots have not adjusted yet and are not naturalizing into the soil. Looks like not enough water as well

2018-05-28 18:04:55 UTC  

Reeeee don't poison your soil with that garbage

2018-05-28 18:05:41 UTC  

It’s done wonders for my Pine and fir trees

2018-05-28 18:05:56 UTC  

How often do you have to feed it?