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Q.My geranium seedlings are curling.

Zone Bargersville indiana 46106 | annie4kids added on March 3, 2019 | Answered

The first 2 leaves curled. I read where they were too wet. They are getting a third leaf now. Will they be ok?

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Answered on March 3, 2019

Getting the moisture level correct is tricky and I'll bet that more home seedlings die from over-watering than lack of water. The first set of leaves are not "true" leaves, they are cotyledons which are temporary. It is not possible to predict but I think your seedlings will grow on if the stem looks strong. Too much water also rots thin stems. Don't fertilize until there are at least 2 sets of true leaves and then use only 1/4 strength fertilizer. Aim for soil that is damp, like a wrung out sponge and never let the seedlings sit in water. If you think the soil is now too wet, run a fan.

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