Message from MaryJuneVoss - SC in MacGuyver - Skills & Academics #gardening
Could it be damping off disease?
Sterilize your equipment and get fresh potting soil if so.
@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
Boo, sorry! I can never win between leggy seedlings and damping off.
Neutral soil- too much fertilizer will fry the little things.(hopefully you don't use chemicals but...)
Also move the lamps away from your seedlings you could be burning them
Use the hand test- not too hot or too cold
It could be a few things but it's usually the little easy things that get you...
Oh yeah!!! Don't over water and almost more importantly make sure you have a fan circulating air around the seedling and the soil
This will aerate the soil keeping anaerobic bacteria at bay as well as help create a stronger stem
(Don't create a hurricane around the poor bugger but you get the point)
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.
My wife says it may be too much sun, just leave it there and it will adapt.
Has it been at a Home Depot or a garden center of some sort?
I didn't even realize this garden server was here! Awesome
I was told to try Ortho Fungicide. But it was purchased at a local nursery.
Don't use fungicides!!!
Fungus plays a very important part in the soil food web and messing with it is just asking for problems
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.
Japanese maples are supposed to be a hardy tree. 🙄 I’m now nervous about planting the rest of our shrubs and flowers. Ughh lol
It's honestly probably just heat
It doesn't look like anything fungal to me, nor does it look like a nutrient deficiency
It doesn't look like anything is eating it either
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
@MaryJuneVoss - SC#2855 do you use chemical fertilizers? The more I look at it it looks burned(like a chemical kind of burn)
@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
Reeeee don't poison your soil with that garbage
It’s done wonders for my Pine and fir trees
How often do you have to feed it?
It literally kills everything in your soil so you have to keep using their chemicals
It may as well be named "miracle soil sterilizer"
Well to get them established, I would water them with it every other week for 2 years. It’s at my parents and they were able to become established and they do fine on their own now
I didn’t know that but I haven’t had any problems, maybe that’s how I have had problems growing seedlings then
Like less than an inch tall
Yeah man it messes with the soil food web big time
If I didn’t use it on all those trees I planted they would have died like the ones my dad planted haha
I suppose your right