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Not come across this before. I have a dozen or so tom seedlings in a
multichamber tray on my windowsill. 3 diff varieties. They are 1" to 2" atm.
About half of them have leaf tips which are browning, and going dry and
crumbly. It's mainly the smaller ones, the bigger ones are fine. What's up
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"Pete C" wrote ...
Not come across this before. I have a dozen or so tom seedlings in a
multichamber tray on my windowsill. 3 diff varieties. They are 1" to 2"
atm. About half of them have leaf tips which are browning, and going dry
and crumbly. It's mainly the smaller ones, the bigger ones are fine.
What's up (doc)


Dry atmosphere around them? Over a radiator perhaps?

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Bob Hobden wrote:
"Pete C" wrote ...
Not come across this before. I have a dozen or so tom seedlings in a
multichamber tray on my windowsill. 3 diff varieties. They are 1" to
2" atm. About half of them have leaf tips which are browning, and
going dry and crumbly. It's mainly the smaller ones, the bigger
ones are fine. What's up (doc)


Dry atmosphere around them? Over a radiator perhaps?

Nope.
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On Apr 15, 10:29 pm, "Pete C" wrote:
Not come across this before. I have a dozen or so tom seedlings in a
multichamber tray on my windowsill. 3 diff varieties. They are 1" to 2" atm.
About half of them have leaf tips which are browning, and going dry and
crumbly. It's mainly the smaller ones, the bigger ones are fine. What's up
(doc)
--
Pete C
London UK


Which windowcill Pete? Kitchen, sitting room? If kitchen it could be
that steam from cooking moistens the air and then the sun shines
directlt in on the seedlings?

It has happened to me in a greenhouse but that was because it was a
very hot day and I didn't open the air vent.

Judith
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Judith in France wrote:
On Apr 15, 10:29 pm, "Pete C" wrote:
Not come across this before. I have a dozen or so tom seedlings in a
multichamber tray on my windowsill. 3 diff varieties. They are 1" to
2" atm. About half of them have leaf tips which are browning, and
going dry and crumbly. It's mainly the smaller ones, the bigger
ones are fine. What's up (doc)
--
Pete C
London UK


Which windowcill Pete? Kitchen, sitting room? If kitchen it could be
that steam from cooking moistens the air and then the sun shines
directlt in on the seedlings?

It has happened to me in a greenhouse but that was because it was a
very hot day and I didn't open the air vent.

Judith


Kitchen.............diner end. I've used the same windowsill before with no
prob. It isn't too warm either, cos the CH boiler has broken down!
Oh well...........
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Judith in France wrote:
On Apr 15, 10:29 pm, "Pete C" wrote:
Not come across this before. I have a dozen or so tom seedlings in a
multichamber tray on my windowsill. 3 diff varieties. They are 1" to
2" atm. About half of them have leaf tips which are browning, and
going dry and crumbly. It's mainly the smaller ones, the bigger
ones are fine. What's up (doc)
--
Pete C
London UK


Which windowcill Pete? Kitchen, sitting room? If kitchen it could be
that steam from cooking moistens the air and then the sun shines
directlt in on the seedlings?

It has happened to me in a greenhouse but that was because it was a
very hot day and I didn't open the air vent.

Judith


Kitchen.............diner end. I've used the same windowsill before with no
prob. It isn't too warm either, cos the CH boiler has broken down!
Oh well...........


Just a thought but could it be uneven watering? Have they dried out at some
point and then been quickly watered again? As you've grown them before, you
obviously know what you're doing. The only other thing I can think of is
"don't let the leaves touch the windows" but I'm sure you know that. Which
variety is it that you're having trouble with? That might help to identify
the problem.
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Sacha wrote:
On 16/4/08 17:25, in article ,
"Pete C" wrote:

Judith in France wrote:
On Apr 15, 10:29 pm, "Pete C" wrote:
Not come across this before. I have a dozen or so tom seedlings
in a multichamber tray on my windowsill. 3 diff varieties. They
are 1" to 2" atm. About half of them have leaf tips which are
browning, and going dry and crumbly. It's mainly the smaller
ones, the bigger ones are fine. What's up (doc)
--
Pete C
London UK

Which windowcill Pete? Kitchen, sitting room? If kitchen it could
be that steam from cooking moistens the air and then the sun shines
directlt in on the seedlings?

It has happened to me in a greenhouse but that was because it was a
very hot day and I didn't open the air vent.

Judith


Kitchen.............diner end. I've used the same windowsill before
with no prob. It isn't too warm either, cos the CH boiler has broken
down!
Oh well...........


Just a thought but could it be uneven watering? Have they dried out
at some point and then been quickly watered again? As you've grown
them before, you obviously know what you're doing. The only other
thing I can think of is "don't let the leaves touch the windows" but
I'm sure you know that. Which variety is it that you're having
trouble with? That might help to identify the problem.


Problem with Gardeners Delight and Moneymaker. Marmalade are fine. Watered
lightly from the bottom each evening.. Nothing touching the leaves. Thanks
for the thoughts
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London UK


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Oooooops. The lid of the propagator was labeled. I dropped the lid, and
don't know which way round it was!! Moneymaker were in the middle, so that's
ok. How/when can I tell which are Marmalade, and which Gardeners Delight??
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Oooooops. The lid of the propagator was labeled. I dropped the lid, and
don't know which way round it was!! Moneymaker were in the middle, so that's
ok. How/when can I tell which are Marmalade, and which Gardeners Delight??
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Pete C
London UK
keeping them watered is probably the most important thing, and maybe give them a bit of ventilation as well..prick them out into individual pots as soon as they´re big enough to handle..i´ve been using peat-pots this year, they´re really good and much less expensive than plastic ones.


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