tomatoes from seed in a seed starter tray have scald

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  1. Don Perry

    Don Perry New Seed

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    I started a seed tray, tomatoes, bush beans, yellow squash, kale and leaf lettuce. Made the mistake of watering from above and put them outside on sunny day. The true leaves have turned a ashy color on the top side as if they are sunburned. Can anyone help. What can I do now.?
     
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    Yes they can sunburn ! Just leave them alone and keep them partially shaded,, they should not have been in full sun now ! They will recover or at least most do ! As seedlings they should be in full sun on a graduated basis !
    30 minutes to start,, the after a week or two an hour ! Ect,,ect !
     
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    they should be okay. as long as the weather is warm enough I like dappled shade to put plants in if they are tender.
     
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    Thanks people. I make a lot of mistakes sometime . Like most things , a little time will help.
    I'm in the middle of making a green house . I plan to do most of my growing this year in raised beds inside the green house. Going to have four raised beds 2ft x 8 ft. The green house is 10 X 20.
     
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    keep them away from Full sun till they look like they feel better and then start giving them full sun again, for 30mins at first then 1hour, then 2 hours, then plant them out in the garden on a cloudy day. IMO the best time to get the seedlings to use to the power of the sun is on a cloudy day, you can leave them in the sun for hours if it's cloudly.

    but even when they are used to the sun, and full-grown plants, its best to water them in the evening, water droplets on leaves + full sun, is never good.
     
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    Don Perry New Seed

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    Now I have drowned the green bean plants. I watered everything and the beans just wilted overnight. I did so want to garden from seed this year.
     
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    what did you start the beans in" garden soil or potting mix?
    were the needing water or did you just water them because you thought you should?
    was it cold or very warm when you watered? either can cause enough to stress them to wilt. watering wilted plants is a sure way to finish them off.
     
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    OK,, you are in Oklahoma,, not much different from here in NE Texas ! Its way too early for green beans ! Let the soil warm a bit more ! Plant directly in the soil mid April ! Thats assuming its Blue lake or similar bean ! They do not like cool wet places ! Most just rot before they germinate if planted too early ! I had enough green beans to supply half our county ! Offered to give them to anyone that would come pick them ! Only one took me up on that ! 1/4 a row and they were done !
    What town are you in ?
    Some seeds do OK as starter plants and some just need to be in the soil !
     
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    its still early in the season isn't my season hasn't even started yet, the final bits of snow/ice is only going to be completely melted in a week or so, and then my last frost is like May 1st.

    just plant more seeds you won't regret it.
     
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    The tomatoes have recovered somewhat . Looking a lot better. Somehow, 3 of my bush beans got broken stems and I will start over with those three. Squash is doing great.They are very tender. I have a whole tray of red onions that desperately need to be put in a bed. They look like they could bulb out right there in the tray. Wow.
     

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