wendell
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Help is there any problem with these seedlings !!!!!!!!

hello every one i was looking for some advice its my first time growing tomatoes indoors and I'm not sure if there's any problems with them ?
the leaves seem to be curling up and there seems to be some purple on them.... im growing them in a soil that contains:

Pro-Mix BX
Worm Castings
Bat Guano
Shrimp Compost
Added Perlite
High Magnesium Dolomite Lime
General Hydroponics Sub-Culture

and I'm also using a nutrient called sensi grow ill add a few pics of what it contains and the seedlings

thanks
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any one know how to put up pics ?[img]https://033.JPG[/img]
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Are you growing them hydroponically? We have a special forum dedicated to [url=https://www.helpfulgardener.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=42]Hydroponics[/url]. :)

Instructions for posting pics can be found in the [url=https://www.helpfulgardener.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=23]Helpful Gardener's Tips & Suggestions for New Members[/url] thread. :)
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no soil

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Sorry, do you mean you are "using no soil" or "using soil, not hydroponics"?
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I'm using soil to grow .. and thanks for the link

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They don't look bad, just very young yet. Some purple on the underside of the leaves is pretty normal. How warm is it where they are growing? They can get more purple-y in cool conditions.

Don't overdo the fertilizing at this point. What you want right now is for your baby plants to be developing good root systems.

Your Sensi stuff looks like it is designed for hydroponics, which is not what you are doing. The Part A is basically just nitrogen and calcium. You do not want to be giving your baby plants lots of nitrogen right now. That forces lots of top growth at the expense of setting good roots. The bat guano is another high nitrogen product which can burn your plants if used directly or over done.

Tomato tone is an organic fertilizer for tomatoes. Its N-P-K formulation is 3-4-6, just to give you an idea of what you are aiming for. The purple leaves can sometimes be an indication of lack of phosporus, which high nitrogen fertilizing could contribute to.

All those hydroponic formulations are for plants that are getting zero soil nutrients.

So be sure they are getting plenty of light and warmth and back off of all the products, give them a chance to just sit and grow roots.
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thanks for the info ..... ill pick up a thermometer so around what temp should it be ?? and ill hold off on the nutes and give them just water ... and also im keeping them in 24 hours of light is that ok ???

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70 degrees should be good enough.

I think plants do better with some night time rest period. I leave lights on 16 hrs a day.
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thanks again ill let you know how it goes ill keep posting pics as things progress

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Burnt, way to strong fertilizer, i would take the out of this dirt now , and when the are bigger and nice color need put them in the small dirt. Or if you are growing the outside in ground put this dirt in to holes under the plants.

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thanks for the info .... i have them transplanted into a soilless mix with no nutes im just giving them water hopefully they'll revive :)

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The purple color is quite common with young seedlings and they grow out of it once they get set outside and grow bigger. I agree you don't need to fertilize much if at all at the seedling stage. I keep my lights on 12 hours only. 12 hours of dark. This works best in my experience.

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Many of us keep the lights on 16 hrs a day, 8 hrs dark. But I agree that the plants do need a dark period. Different processes go on in the dark than the light...
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AS stated that Sensi is not for what you are doing. I like to use Dr Earth there are many others but that is what I use.

I would also rasie them plants so they are only a few inches from the lights. They can get leggy (long and thin) if kept away from the light source. I use whatever I can find. Somthimes an upside-down pot will work.

Good luck and they don't look too terrible righ now. Just keep an eye on them.

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