Seedlings Curling Up

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  1. #1 DeadSox, Jun 10, 2013
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    What type of medium; soil
    What brand and type of soil? John Innes seed sowing compost
    Indoors or outdoors? Outdoors
    What strain? Blueberry Cheese
    How old are the plants? 5-6 Days
    What type of lights and how many watts? N/A
    How far from the lights? N/A
    What is your watering frequency and source of water? When the tops of the soil get crusty and appear to be dry, Rain water from water butts.
    What, how much and when was it fed? NPK? Not fed.
    What is the medium/runoff pH and PPM if in hydro? N/A
    What are the temps and humidity in the room? N/A
    What size pots? 1/2 Litre
    Any bugs? Look real close. Nope
    Any other pertinent info?
    Plants are outside in a greenhouse during day, where they are kept at an average of ~19-20 C. During the night they are placed in a shed, due to there being no door on the greenhouse, where a fan heater is on to keep them at a constant of 21-22 C.
    PH Appears to be ~6.5-7
    This is my first grow, so quite concerned as they appear to be wilting away and dying...
    Any help will be appreciated :)
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    P.S. Sorry photo's are a bit bad, and rotated.. Was taken using an iPhone (only camera I have..)

  2. John Innes seed sowing compost, I am not familier, so google? 
    John Innes is not a manufacturer of compost, they are a range of composts developed at the John Innes Institute, named after John Innes, a nineteenth century property and land dealer in the City of London. On his death in 1904 he bequeathed his fortune and estate to the improvement of horticulture by experiments and research. The result was the establishment of the John Innes Horticultural Research Institute initially at Merton in Surrey, but now located at Norwich.

    The essence of these composts from today's point of view is that they are based on loam. There are several formulae, depending on the use of the compost: JI Seed Compost is for sowing seeds; JI Cutting Compost is for rooting cuttings; ...and seems very reasonable too.
    Water thoroughly before inserting the seed next time, then water again post germed, might be just a bad batch of compost, but pic 3 looks like light deprivation too? and keep warm day and night, like a sheltered window ledge indoors is fine

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