Wed 19 Apr, 2006 12:34 pm
What does it mean , when your new seedlings are turning yellow?
I just transferred them 2 days ago to their new pot.
In this pot I put regular , pretty cheap dirt, ( not miracle grow or any product similar to ) and mixed in some good manure.
Probally a 1/2 and 1/2 mixture...
My nasturtims are what I am concerned about.
Nasturtiums thrive in poor, sandy soil. The half-and-half mix may be too rich.
do you think they would survive me taking them out and putting in diffrent soil?
Nasturtiums evidently don't like being transplanted, at all. It seems to work best to grow them from seeds, for that reason.
Not sure what would be the best step from this point though... I'd say probably leave them and don't water them too much. All I'm really sure of is the not-liking-to-be-transplanted part, though.
I started them in a seed starting kit from home depot
They took off well!
Then, i put them in this pot, and now they are less 'green' and are showing signs of yellow streaks on the outside of the leaves.
I will take a picture of them tomorrow and post it.
Show you what I am seeing.
Isn't yellowing a sign of nutrient deficiency of some sort?
That is what I thought too flushed.
this is the pattern I am talking about.
Not too clear.. sorry.. but -
It just rained, that is the reason for the water in the soil. That definatly wasnt from me.
this isnt any better
but you can sort of see how the yellow part has a pattern to it.
It isnt the entire plant that is yellowing.. just certain areas.
shewolf, have you figured this out yet? I'm curious to know too.
I'm a very amateur gardener-type; I just fool around and see what happens.
Did you try changing up the soil? There is special seedling-mix you can get at the gardening store. I'd like to see what the others here think of it? It's always worked for me and my lil babies.
just a thought
ohh...or maybe the roots are being drowned and there's not enough aeration? not enough air in the mix?
Whether it's you or rain, that seems like WAY too much water and further, it doesn't seem to be draining right. Does the container have drainage holes? You can probably poke some, if not.
(That's just a quick impression, I'm really not an expert on this stuff, still learning...)
im afraid to transplant them again.
I have started them from seed, and i have more seeds, so it isnt like I cant re plant some..
i just wanted to see these grow.
it had JUST stopped raining when i ran outside to get a picture of them. It has been non stop since then until about.. 2 today?
There are holes in the bottom, but im guessing not enough.
I will have to go put some more in there..
OOOH! Waaaay too much water!
Probably the rich soil with manure is also too much for the roots.
They are almost like weeds, whereas they always do best when you just chuck the seeds in average soil and let them get on with it.
Personally, I would go and buy another packet of seeds and sprinkle them where you want them to grow, as your little seedlings will probably not turn out too well.
this post never posted correctly and I never checked it.
what this post was SUPPOSED to say was that I threw out the old seeds, and the soil and I just put in some dirt from outside.
Nothing added to it.
I made the drain holes bigger.
They were the size of a dime..
Now they are bigger then a quarter.
I also put a large flat stone on the bottom of the pot to keep the drain holes from filling with dirt.
And this should be enough .... right?
I had to edit my last post.
It just showed a .sigh.
and a smilie..
nothing i typed was there..