Saturday, July 11, 2009

Problem Plants Part II

In the "Problem Vegetative Crops" session, Rick Schoellhorn, of Proven Winners, acknowledged that varieties sometimes have a few challenges. But, he said, he's seen a couple of other issues that growers often cause for themselves when trying out new crops.
1. Ordering too early: short days that don't provide enough light and cooler temperatures both make it difficult to start plants earlier in the season.
2. Overwatering: Applying an initial watering, then a fungicide drench, then another watering all in the first few days can keep the soil far too moist for most plants.
"Apply your fungicide and fertilizer in your initial watering," he suggests.

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