I am new to gardening. I've grown tomatoes and a couple of other things, but this year, I wanted to grow as much as I could.
However, I'm having a little difficulty with a couple of things.
I have two raised beds, 4x12. The early spring veggies are sprouting well, onions, cabbage, radishes ect. In the Connecticut area, I even have a
couple sprouting that are supposed to wait till after last frost - I am hoping global warming made our last frost past.
My problem is in the house, where I am starting a few indoors.
In both the mini moss pots and the plastic ones, I am having diificulty in getting too far in sprouting.
Using starting potting soil and some with those just add water tablets that turn into soil for sprouting, I plant the seeds - scoth bonnet peppers,
habenero, beans, cauliflower, cucumbers. I water them correctly and plant them in the packages specified depth - the works.
Most will sprout fine, but when they get near the stage to be transplanted, they die.
I have been taking them out during the day when it is above 50 F. Lately its been 60-70 F. I water them lightly, not drenching mud and leave them
until the dirt is near dry, but not fully. I bring them in at night as it still gets near 40 F.
The ones I want mainly are the scoth bonnet peppers, yummy!, and each time they reach about an inch tall, they turn whitish and die. Another one, a
cucumber, lost it's stem support in the middle of the sprout and died.
What does this mean?
The only thing that is surviving are the tomatoes. I moved them outdoors today in hopes of no more frost. Tomatoes are like a weed though, tough to
[edit on 19-4-2006 by godservant]