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Fremont Ohio

how do you prevent a slow start to your plant once you transplant it outside?

2/18/2014 1:07:01 PM


Frankfort Ohio

Keep them warm in small huts it takes awhile for the ground to warm up with out heat cables unless its a hot spring

2/18/2014 1:25:32 PM


Elk County, PA

Don't "over love" them with fertz, etc.

2/18/2014 3:04:57 PM

JABC (Jordan)

Kelowna, British Columbia

Keep the soil and air warm. Make sure the plants get enough sunlight!

2/18/2014 3:26:32 PM



All of the above:warm air, warm soil, protection

2/18/2014 8:03:35 PM


Anamosa, IA BPIowegian@aol.com

When I start my seeds I fill the bottom half of the peat pot with potting soil, and add a teaspoon of Jobes Organics fertilizer and some mycorrhizae. This gives the new roots nutrients. The top half is sterile seed starting mix like Jiffy mix to prevent damping off. I use a nail to punch a bunch of holes in the pot and keep it moist so the roots get out. Some people peel the peat pot off, but I don't like to disturb the roots. I just peel the top edge off so none of it is exposed to the air. I also add Jobes, Myco and worm castings to the planting hole. They don't seem to burn the roots and my plants start quicker. I also started using hoop houses last year and they help a lot.

2/18/2014 8:46:01 PM


Rhode Island

all great answers however you must realize that any new seedling will sit for a while until a root system gets established,etc. dont over do it with ferts and junk.a small amt goes a long way early on.

2/21/2014 10:49:29 AM

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