Why did my seedling just die?Gianenzo Sapgnuolo
Sudden Seedling Suicide Sucks
“Why did my seedling just die on me after being replanted?” This is a common and concerning event to happen to anyone, one that happens to many gardeners. Seedlings are delicate and need to be treated with very special care.
Soaking seeds in water for 24hrs to re-hydrating them in order to stimulate germination, can be a fatal choice as seeds are starved of oxygen. Dunk seeds for a couple minutes or use the preferred paper towel method for germination.
Germinated seeds can be lost in the soil if planted too deeply when watered. Upon being washed down into the soil they will begin to rot.
Without their first true set of leaves, cannabis seedling mortality is high and linked to over watering, nutrient overloads, temperature and humidity issues and pH imbalances.
Water logged or over saturated soils cause delicate roots to rot and seedlings to just fall over and die. Soil saturation of 20-30% is recommend, making sure that all water and soils are pH 6 – 6.5.
Less Is More
Young seedlings do not need much to survive and adding nutrients or being in a nutrient rich soil mix, before the roots are developed can be fatal. Start seedlings off in a very basic soil without high organic material.
Seedlings are humidity and temperature sensitive, temperatures above 24°C and low humidity are a fatal combination. Grow lights suited to seedlings are recommend, they produce less heat and less intense light.
Allow tap water to sit overnight if used on seeds and seedlings as the delicate plants are susceptible to chlorine.
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