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Re: Cabbage seedling problems!

I've just now planted out my cabbages (greyhound). I also put them in trays to start out, but I did not thin out or touch them in anyway, only uprooting them to plant into the ground. Maybe they are being handled too often with root disturbance?

Re: Cabbage seedling problems!

Did you use seed compost or ordinary multi purpose?The second batch I tried I didnt thin out until the seedlings went wrong.The ones in the tray have been a complete disaster no survivors!

Re: Re: Cabbage seedling problems!

I used multi-purpose. I must say that last year, my Brussels Sprouts seedlings went the same way - doing well, then just collapsed. I was told to put them in a deeper tray for the roots to grow, which I did this year, and I have just planted all of them out this week. There is nothing that I can say really of what has gone wrong with your cabbage seedings!! A mystery indeed!!

Re: Cabbage seedling problems!

I will try with seed compost and then if it goes wrong again I will buy some root trainer cells to see if it is the depth of compost that is the problem.This happened to me last year aswell but I am new to growing my own so I put it down to not knowing what I was doing,obviously learnt nothing in a year!!

Re: Re: Cabbage seedling problems!

Howzit,

I use disposable plastic drinking cups and 3/4 fill with general purpose composting soil. 1 seed per tub. Water a little,frequently,keep in the green house. No problems. Have just planted out into their final postions.

Why use a seed tray then a pot and then into their final postion.

Least disturbance for any plant is better!!

I know you use more composting soil but it does get the results you want.

Hope this helps?

Cheers

Patrick

Re: Cabbage seedling problems!

Thanks for all your replys,I have planted some more seeds into cardboard toilet roll middles then I can plant them with no root disturbance at all as they will break down in the soil.
Thanks again Keith.

Re: Re: Cabbage seedling problems!

Be sure not to over water. We all have a tendancy to water too much. Summer sqaush and cucumbers damp off quickly also.

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