damping off


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damping off

a disease caused usually by the fungus Pythium in which young seedlings rot and fall over at ground level when in overcrowded, damp conditions.
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Efficacy of cultural methods in management of Rhizoctonia damping off of tomato
Watering seedlings with chamomile tea solves my damping off problems.
Some are becoming stretched and lanky, others are elbowing one another out of the pots and, worst of all, some are damping off, leaving limp little corpses draped over the surface of the pot.
Also if we were to sow the seed we may get fungus damping off diseases.
Damping off is a fungal disease which attacks young seedlings.
WATER seedlings with Cheshunt Compound to reduce the risk of them damping off.
Assuming, however, you have your seedlings and they have avoided damping off (a virus that attacks the young shoots), the next stage is pricking out into a tray after they have produced a second pair of leaves and are large enough to handle.
Prick them out into pots, touching only the leaves - any handling of the stems leads to instant damping off - and they should be planted out the following spring.
Plants that have huge blousy flowers that are prone to damping off should be avoided, however.
Indoors the greenhouses are filling up with young seedlings, they are very vulnerable to damping off diseases and we will need to inspect them daily for any signs of fungus.
They can also suffer from mildew, Impatiens brown spot and the seedlings are apt to damping off.
If you sow the seed in old compost, or dirty pots as soon as the seeds germinate they fall like flies as they succumb to damping off diseases.