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Subject:  Seed has sprouted, and turned yellow.

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Where the PUMPKINS grow/My backyard

Yesterday I saw that my seed had sprouted, but the leaves have turned yellow. They have not grown any overnight, nor have the looked worse or better. The leaves are only the first two seed leaves, but I am worried that they won't quite have enough energy to grow well. After yesterday, when I took off the seed casing, the leaves have not spread out at all and the have stayed the same yellow colour. Anyone know why?

3/22/2020 6:52:02 AM

26 West

Swamp Hoggers Paradise

I,m guessing too much moisture. hope others also answer

3/22/2020 8:07:31 AM


Also could be too dry, lack of light, cold draft/soil.
Internet search seems to indicate stress of some sort as the most likely cause.

Any more answers anybody.

3/22/2020 8:28:36 AM

big moon

Bethlehem CT

Give them a few days in the sun. They should open up and turn green.

3/22/2020 9:14:38 AM

big moon

Bethlehem CT

A bright sunny window or under some grow lights should do the trick for you. If it is warm where you are you can put them outside in the daytime. The brighter the light, the better it is for producing a nice stocky seedling.

3/22/2020 9:17:53 AM

Porkchop(team sLamMer)

Central NY

Yea, could be too wet...also might have just got the seed coat stuck on there for too long...you should see rapid recovery in green if that is the case...if too wet , it might stay yellow...if you suspect too wet I would try to dry it out ...a fan at the minimum...might have to open up the container if real soggy....good lighting and good starting program makes a world of difference...good luck, hope she was just stuck

3/22/2020 12:01:39 PM


Where the PUMPKINS grow/My backyard

Okay, I don't think it is moisture, because it is moist. It could be the light or the heat,because it is not under a light, but it is on a heat mat. Thanks for the help. I will try either a light or moving it into more sun.

3/22/2020 2:02:45 PM

Suburban Gardener

Western Washington

Much luck to you, Grower!

3/22/2020 2:48:57 PM


Where the PUMPKINS grow/My backyard

Thanks! I'll need it:) sadly, luck is the most important thing for growing. It is the only thing that you can not change:( but I an hope I will be lucky.

3/22/2020 4:49:16 PM


Where the PUMPKINS grow/My backyard

It has greener up a bit, now that it is in light, and it is a bit more open. So thank you for the help.

3/23/2020 6:58:15 AM

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