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Recently, I received a question at Mary's Heirloom Seeds and I think it would be great to share.
I am always happy to answer gardening or seed questions (even if you bought seeds elsewhere). If I don't know the answer I'll look it up!
I've been trying to grow from seeds & they sprout fine, but, then when I replant they have been dying. Don't know what I'm doing wrong, might give these seeds a try, but, still have some left of ones I've bought.
Would appreciate any advice. Thank u for ur time.
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. There are several factors to consider if your seedlings are dying after being transplanted.
Water: Are you watering enough or too much?
Soil: How is the quality of your soil? Are you growing in containers or in-ground and is the soil compacted or does it have good drainage?
Roots: Are the delicate roots being disturbed when they are transplanted?
Soil should be kept moist but not constantly soaked or puddled. Certain plants like nutrient dense soil, others like light and airy soil. When transplanting it is important to disturb the roots as little as possible. For this I plant seeds in Peat Pellets.
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