Square Foot Gardening Forum

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


Display results as :


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Microbes...you gotta see this one !!!
by jimmy cee Today at 5:29 am

» CANADIAN REGION:What are you doing in October 2016
by Kelejan Yesterday at 9:40 pm

» Mason bees
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:45 pm

» last chance to pre-order baker seeds-rare seed catalog
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:40 pm

» N&C Midwest: October Happenings!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:36 pm

» 2016 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by yolos Yesterday at 8:05 pm

» Notice: Gluten-free Recipes Sub-Forum- Up and running!
by sanderson Yesterday at 7:07 pm

» Second Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 4:46 pm

» Hello from central Massachusetts!
by Scorpio Rising 10/22/2016, 10:39 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by audrey.jeanne.roberts 10/22/2016, 9:43 pm

» What's eating my plants
by donnainzone5 10/22/2016, 12:30 pm

» Straw Bales with Seeds?
by donnainzone5 10/22/2016, 12:26 pm

» Bountea Compost Tea - Got it!!!
by AtlantaMarie 10/22/2016, 12:25 pm

» Shallots, Prisma
by AtlantaMarie 10/22/2016, 7:59 am

» Asia Region -Showcase of Gardens - Show Us Yours
by sanderson 10/21/2016, 10:16 pm

» Peas and cucumbers: Trellis position and plant spacing
by yolos 10/21/2016, 8:32 pm

» California's Drought
by Kelejan 10/21/2016, 7:37 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by CapeCoddess 10/21/2016, 4:51 pm

» Indian Solar Gardening Calendar
by sanderson 10/21/2016, 3:50 am

» New England October, 2016
by Scorpio Rising 10/20/2016, 8:56 pm

» leggy potatoes plants were started too early in the hous
by Scorpio Rising 10/20/2016, 8:38 pm

» Thin Crust Pizza
by No_Such_Reality 10/19/2016, 11:34 pm

» Our Newest Regional Hosts!
by Scorpio Rising 10/19/2016, 8:10 pm

» November Planting in SoCal, time to keep working it and bragging rights time!
by No_Such_Reality 10/19/2016, 10:27 am

» Winter Hobbies and Crafts
by Scorpio Rising 10/18/2016, 7:48 pm

» Cucumber plant visitor
by Scorpio Rising 10/18/2016, 7:31 pm

» Hello all
by Scorpio Rising 10/18/2016, 7:16 pm

» The Most Annoying Pest In The Yard
by Scorpio Rising 10/18/2016, 6:45 pm

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by sanderson 10/18/2016, 4:32 pm

» Tryst with my first DIY SFG in India
by rajmahendra 10/18/2016, 7:50 am


Search SFG Forum

Brocolli seedlings

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Brocolli seedlings

Post  kghouston05 on 3/12/2010, 9:37 am

My brocolli seedlings look healthy, but the bottom two leaves on all of them have turned a pinkish color and shriveled. Is this bad? The plant still looks pretty strong overall.


Female Posts : 16
Join date : 2010-03-09
Age : 30
Location : Virginia

View user profile http://ifmydogdoesntdestroyit.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: Brocolli seedlings

Post  Mirjam on 3/12/2010, 10:43 am

In the picture it looks kinda dry, I've been taught to never let the jiffy-pots gets totally dry once planted. All the water is being sucked away from the roots this way. If I were you, I'd put the whole thing in a bit of water.
Good luck!


Female Posts : 151
Join date : 2010-03-02
Age : 46
Location : Assen - The Netherlands

View user profile http://mirjamroos.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: Brocolli seedlings

Post  boffer on 3/12/2010, 11:02 am

I'm guessing here, the bottom leaves are not 'true' leaves and always fall off. Other plants exhibit that characteristic as well.


Male Posts : 7392
Join date : 2010-02-26
Age : 63
Location : yelm, wa, usa

View user profile http://boffer.us/

Back to top Go down

Re: Brocolli seedlings

Post  bullfrogbabe on 3/13/2010, 11:27 pm

Here is what I pulled from Wikipedia...

"The cotyledons may be ephemeral, lasting only days after emergence, or persistent, enduring a year or more on the plant. The cotyledons contain (or in the case of gymnosperms and monocotyledons, have access to) the stored food reserves of the seed. As these reserves are used up, the cotyledons may turn green and begin photosynthesis, or may wither as the first true leaves take over food production for the seedling."

I think this is normal for broccoli, I don't remember the cotyledons lasting very long on the broccoli I grew last year.


Female Posts : 189
Join date : 2010-03-03
Age : 45
Location : Petawawa, Ontario, Canada Zone 4a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Brocolli seedlings

Post  boffer on 3/14/2010, 12:06 am

I had to look that up


  AC_FL_RunContent = 0;var interfaceflash = new LEXICOFlashObject ( "http://sp.ask.com/dictstatic/d/g/speaker.swf", "speaker", "17", "15", "<img src=\"http://sp.ask.com/dictstatic/g/d/speaker.gif\" border=\"0\" alt=\"cotyledon pronunciation\" />", "6");interfaceflash.addParam("loop", "false");interfaceflash.addParam("quality", "high");interfaceflash.addParam("menu", "false");interfaceflash.addParam("salign", "t");interfaceflash.addParam("FlashVars", "soundUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fsp.ask.com%2Fdictstatic%2Fdictionary%2Faudio%2Fluna%2FC08%2FC0896800.mp3&clkLogProxyUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fdictionary.reference.com%2Fwhatzup.html&t=a&d=d&s=di&c=a&ti=1&ai=51359&l=dir&o=0&sv=00000000&ip=42f3d536&u=audio"); interfaceflash.addParam('wmode','transparent');interfaceflash.write(); /ˌkɒtlˈidn/ Show Spelled[kot-l-eed-n]–noun,Botany.

1. the
primary or rudimentary leaf of the embryo of seed plants.

The word doesn't exactly roll smoothly off my tongue; is there another word for them?


Male Posts : 7392
Join date : 2010-02-26
Age : 63
Location : yelm, wa, usa

View user profile http://boffer.us/

Back to top Go down

Re: Brocolli seedlings

Post  plb on 3/14/2010, 2:06 pm

I saw them called "seed leaves", as opposed to "real leaves".


Posts : 111
Join date : 2010-03-08
Location : England (South)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Brocolli seedlings

Post  Lavender Debs on 3/14/2010, 2:15 pm

Seed Leaves works. Usually I hear them referred to as Primaries.

Lavender Debs

Posts : 2054
Join date : 2010-03-03
Age : 59
Location : Everett, WA USA

View user profile http://songs-of-coming-rain.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: Brocolli seedlings

Post  Sponsored content Today at 6:31 am

Sponsored content

Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum