Kevin Breslin asked 13 years ago

Hi Gerry, I sowed seed in trays about 2 weeks ago.Lots have germinated but a good no. are falling over and dieing when about 15-20mm.high. I am keeping the compost damp. Any ideas?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
When too many seeldings grow up together they compete against each other and can cause each other to become too tall and fall over. Also the chances of fungal disease are increased in these circumstances.

Seedlings should be pricked out into new trays or pots as soon as they are large enough to handle .. when the seed leaves have expanded, Usually just a week or so after germination.