Jalapeno Pepper Plants

My Vegetables Died

garden_dummy added on July 4, 2011 | Answered

This is my first year gardening. I started growing tomatoes, jalapeno peppers, green peppers, broccoli, lettuce and cabbage straight from the seed into the ground. I watered them every day except for rainy days and a week later everything except the jalapeno peppers was about an inch tall. But then it seemed like a day or two later everything just died. And now I have nothing except lettuce, which were in a self watering pot, and are still growing strong. I did use Miracle Gro granulars. Could I have possibly over watered my garden to the point where they drowned and died? Or is it something else?

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Answered on July 7, 2011

If you were starting them from seed in pots, they may have gotten a fungus called damping off. This article will help with preventing that:

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