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bulkerbbulkerb Posts: 258

I have been growing seeds in my greenhouse they were doing well so I moved them into the non heated section well they seem to get to around 4 inches tall then fall off  at ground level what are my failings advice please lester 


  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 13,954

    Are slugs chewing them off ? or mice digging them up for the seed.?

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  • Dave MorganDave Morgan Posts: 3,123

    It's one of three things, damping off, mice or slugs. More than likely mice. I've had to resow and set traps this year due to field mice digging up the seeds. 

  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 7,650

    Don't think damping off if that height and no longer in covered.

    More likely mice or slugs.

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  • When you say you moved them into the Non Heated section, do you mean that you were growing them in a Heated section ?  

    If so, the sudden change in temps would be a bit of a shock for seedlings wouldn't it ?

    Your post doesn't make it quite clear so feel free to ignore me if I have the wrong end of the stick image

  • bulkerbbulkerb Posts: 258

    well this is what has happened I started my seedlings in the heated part of my greenhouse to get them to germinate.

    Most of them have germinated which was great and as they were perenials I moved them into the non heated section which I have to say has been above the outside temp.

    any way the plants seem to get to around 4 inches high then rot off, its not slugs or mice its just upsetting as I want them for the wall outside the kitchen.

    I have now put the remaining plants back into the heated section to see if that keeps them whole as always thanks for your thoughts and ideas lester

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