Re: [tomato] I think I killed 'em...

Margaret Lauterbach (
Thu, 14 May 1998 12:43:24 -0600

At 04:50 AM 4/21/98 +0500, you wrote:
>Yep, I think I killed my seedlings.  I left them out a bit too long 
>last night and they were droopy when I brought them some of 
>them look like parts of the leaves have died, while many that were 
>droopy are still droopy.  :-(  Suprisingly, the smaller ones were the 
>ones to get through it better!
>Now, does anyone know of any way to nurse the sickly ones back 
>towards health? (notice I didn't say *to* health! <G>)
>Another question (I'll have a lot of them since this is my first time 
>growing from seed; I usually get mine from the garden center): 
>I don't have any pots to "pot up" my seedlings in, and a couple are 
>begining to flop over form their own height (stems aren't thick 
>enough to hold them up).  The ones that are having this problem are 
>about 5"-6" tall.  Can lean them upa against some thing (like each 
>other) until then and then do the Deep Bury, or will I have to prune 
>them to make them stockier?  And if I have to snip them, *how* do I 
>snip them?
>(yes, that was more than one prune me! <LOL>)
>"There are no accidents; only plans the gods don't tell you about."
>Kimberlee Simmons, a.k.a. "Blackwood"
>   or
did it get cold while your plants were outside?  what color are the leaves
now?  if they're black you did kill them.  If they're white you left them
out in the sun too long and the leaves are probably dead.  Water more
sparingly and see if they try to re-leaf.  But were I you, I'd direct seed
more tomatoes in your garden, and toss the plants.  Margaret