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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2009 8:27 am 
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my transplants (tomato and pepper) have gone extremely limp. any ideas? I buried the tom's relatively deep and the peppers pot deep. the manure compost is by back to nature and it did not smell like manure or urine. I've given them a good drink of Garrett Juice plus by soil mender. In the holes I mixed kelp meal, epsom salts, lava sand, organic fertilizer, and dry molasses.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2009 7:54 am 
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How many days have they been this way...and are they still? Be sure you do not continue to water until the soil has dried a little. They do not need or want to be kept extremely wet. Send us an update.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2009 4:47 pm 
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they have been that way since last tuesday. I planted them after I forgot to take the plastic off my other plants until 3 in the afternoon.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 7:54 am 
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check this out:

http://www.dirtdoctor.com/organic/garde ... n/id/1735/

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 5:52 pm 
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well, i pulled one of the tomato plants this morning. it had lost its firm consistency. i squuezed the stem and it was like goo. oh well i'll replant.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 7:42 am 
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you might consider getting a small plant from the nursery instead of trying to start from seed. The ground should be slightly moist but not too wet. Put your finger in the soil around all your plants to check the moisture level before watering.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:55 am 
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all of the plants were from nurseries.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 9:28 pm 
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just to update. I replanted , again I bought Bonnie Farm plants. Fortunately, I only have one plant about to die. When I pulled the plants before, I failed to mention that the roots seemed to have disappeared and the stem was moosh. Could this be Phytophthora? If so what can I do to revive the plant or treat the are? The plants seem to only last 1 or 2 days after beginning to wilt.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 8:31 am 
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Very interesting. I'm going to have to read up on some things to see if I find anything to recommend. Maybe someone else know the answer as well!

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