Cucumber seedlings dying

It's awful. Cucumber seedlings popped up beautifully and have now started wilting and dying. I thought it was because the greenhouse was too hot for them. I've brought them into my conservatory on the windowsill but they aren't recovering. Well watered. What's wrong?

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  • CeresCeres Posts: 1,492
    They could be damping off. This can be a problem for new seedlings.



    http://www.gardenersworld.com/blogs/plants/damping-off-disease/4051.html
  • LynLyn Posts: 9,030

    Probably too cold at nights, there is a big big contrast in night and day temps at the moment, sow some more now. 

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 
  • They were on an incubator so I'm sure it wasn't temps? I'll check that link out too. Thankyou.
  • Zoomer44Zoomer44 Posts: 2,968

    How have you been watering them. Cue's don't like their stems getting wet or sitting in water.

    At the seedling stage I use vermisculite around the stem, prevents damping off and keeps the stem relatively dry.

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