Chlorosis in seedlings...???

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Chlorosis in seedlings...???

Postby ademink » Mar 17, 2007 1:26 pm

I have seedlings (below are Northern Exposure seedlings...showing red freckling on petioles! yay!) that have darker veins on a lighter leaf. This is in many of my seedlings, not just N.E.

Is this a deficiency of some sort? Chlorisis? Need for more fertilizer?

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Postby druff » Mar 17, 2007 1:53 pm

they look fine to me. i believe this is just the normal coloration of rapid leaf growth. the color will even out in time.

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Postby ademink » Mar 17, 2007 2:00 pm

Thanks so much for your reply, Doug. I just wanted to make sure I wasn't starving the little monsters to death or anything! :lol:
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Postby largosmom » Mar 17, 2007 2:54 pm

Some of mine look the same, thanks for asking! I feel better too.

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Postby wzbt03 » Mar 17, 2007 4:09 pm

I have had lots look like that, they all seem to come around. Pretty hard to discourage seedlings.
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Postby eastwood2007 » Mar 17, 2007 4:21 pm

They're very pretty...I like the shape of the leaves.
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Postby ademink » Mar 17, 2007 4:23 pm

Thank you, Charla! It's the first time I've grown from seed and I'm having a blast with it! I have a few interesting ones that are developing. I have a June seedling that looks quite unlike the others. It will be fun to watch them mature!
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Postby eastwood2007 » Mar 17, 2007 11:37 pm

This is my first time with seeds, too, and it is a blast! I have some that sprouted all green and looked very boring, but when they put on the second leaves, some of them look quite different. I am having fun watching them. They all stayed the same for awhile, it seemed and now they have really taken off growing. Fun, fun, fun! :D
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Postby ademink » Mar 17, 2007 11:40 pm

How fun!!!! :bd: :bd:

I'm way too new at this to cull anything either. LOL I keep thinking "what IF this is something SPECIAL and just isn't showing up until it's older????". :lol:

I can see it now.... :o Hostas EVERYWHERE...
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Postby eastwood2007 » Mar 18, 2007 12:04 pm

I, agree, ademink. My green ones all looked exactly the same 10 days ago. In fact I considered dumping the whole tray. But I am glad I didn't because the second leaves are much more interesting! I think I had my lights to close before and they were sunburned, thereby stopping them from developing properly. I figure even if I get a bunch of plain green ones, I can sell them at the farmer's market for a buck and at least get my money back from my seed purchases on ebay! These seeds though, were ones I collected off Frances Williams, Olive Bailey Langdon, and Abiqua Drinking Gourd x OP. But they have produced a few variegated ones and a few that look like they may have streaks, and the new leaves are all different shapes and sizes.
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Postby leafmould » Mar 19, 2007 11:51 am

Hi Andrea :P they look fine. Removing syrofoam lip, down to the mix grade, will improve light strength to lower leaves.

Removing lower spent leaves wil greatly improve vigor.
Hold leaf with one hand, slide finger of other hand between top of petiole and crown and push down. :cool:
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