We have a bunch of seedlings grown from late Feb / early March to now -- May 11th -- that are very small. We're talking tomatoes that have been two leaves and a stalk for over a month, maybe two.
We've tried them in the greenhouse and out of the greenhouse. We've tried watering several times a day and once a day. We've tried skipping watering. We've moved them around, transplanted them, etc. and they are still small.
We're starting to worry that the composted soil we're using could somehow either be retarding growth or not encouraging growth. Last weekend, we resorted to some Miracle Grow and see very little or no change.
What in the composted, aged soil would stop tomatoes AND peppers AND melons AND carrots AND turnips from growing for weeks at a time, but not kill them?
Other than sun, water, temperature, gardener error, or soil, what could keep the plants so small?? We need them to grow!