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Post  Green(Horn)Thumb on 3/17/2012, 2:19 pm

I am new to this so I am probably doing alot wrong. About a month ago I started 48 onions from seed. I used the burpee self watering with the tablets. I have them under 16 hours of light as read here. Lately a couple have begun to die and shrivel up to nothing in a day. There seems to be some whitish mold on the soil and I am assuming I am keeping things to wet. I think this system suggests watering once or twice a week yet every time i check the tray is out of water. Many seem to be doing good but if i loose one or two a day i wont have much left. Do they need a little fertilizer? Bigger pot (transplant), a fan for some air, or just les water?
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Post  curio on 3/17/2012, 2:30 pm

It sounds like they're over-wet. If the soil is dry beneath the surface, I'd rewater, but otherwise not. I'm not familiar with the system you have. Does it have a cover? Is the cover still on?
A fan blowing on them could help, as would perhaps cutting back on the water. They should be kept uncovered once they've sprouted.
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Post  camprn on 3/17/2012, 2:41 pm

Who knows? too wet? too dry? fungus? lack of light? It is a mystery. Most of my onion seedlings crapped out too. I think I will try one more time with seed and if they give up the ghost again I will just go with sets. Rolling Eyes

On the other hand, my leek seedlings are going gangbusters. What a Face

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