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Ground cherries very slow to grow?

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Ground cherries very slow to grow?

Post  The Cat's Other Mother on 4/17/2012, 10:07 pm

This is my first try with ground cherries, but it has been weeks, and the sprouts have either died or stopped growing. Are these usually difficult/slow to grow, or is this starter mix just lousy?(The peppers and eggplants I planted in it aren't growing either. Sad Should I move the seedlings to a richer mix? I did that for tomatoes and they suddenly started thriving.

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Re: Ground cherries very slow to grow?

Post  walshevak on 4/17/2012, 10:21 pm

Starter mix is light on nurients so the plants can break through easier. As soon as the plants are up and have a few leaves, they need to have more food. Either up pot to a richer mix, set out in the garden, or give some weak fertilizer water.

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