Re: [CH] Question on Hab seedlings

Lindstrom, Rick (
Mon, 13 Apr 1998 17:26:33 -0400

At 03:34 PM 4/13/98 -0500, you wrote:
>If your seedlings dropped their cotyledons (seed leaves) AFTER they had 
>other leaves, this is normal.
>The seed leaves provide a store of energy (and, I think, basic 
>photosynthesis), and shrivel up when other leaves come along.  Mine 
>usually drop off after the second pair of true leaves.
>If they dropped off BEFORE you got any other leaves, you probably have 
>some soil-borne fungus (like damping-off disease).
>Let us know.


Yep- these seedlings all have plenty of other fine looking leaves (4-6),
and beyond the fact that the seed leaves dropped, they look great.

So I guess it was a false alarm, and thanks for the reassurance.

Rick Lindstrom                           
Tallahassee, FL