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Q.What’s happening to my Figlings

4u537 added on July 26, 2019 | Answered

Seedlings are under a inch of growth some started to look limp and looks as if they have the life sucked out of them! (Started off very good) I think they have enough water (once a day ) and light temperature doesn’t seems hot! Average 25 to 27c approx 16h a day artificial lights! (Used lights before to grow flowers no problems) some do seem to point straight up though before they die! Some limp and some looks like life sucked away! If I remove away from light they flop and die! 5th Pic with tweezers
(Sorry for double post I couldn’t edit the first)

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Answered on July 26, 2019

That potting medium is VERY wet. This is the problem. Damping happens by means of many different pathogens, but all are born in overly wet soil.

You should only water this once the top of the soil dries out completely down to about 2 inches. This will prevent damping off in the future.

Here is an article that will give you more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/propagation/seeds/what-is-damping-off.htm

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