Some like it hot…. and clearly some do not!

Gardener:Mrs Muddy Toes

Date:16 Sep 2020

Blog Type:Mini Challenge - Meet your Neighbours, Vegetables

Hi Growing Community,

As you can see from my attached collage photo (and yes I had to Google how to do that), I have been trying to grow from seed a lot of things and it got me super excited seeing little peeps of green pushing up from my seed raising mix.

I can confidently boast that I have a good selection of zucchini and cucumber seedlings that appear to be healthy and ready to transplant soon – going to toot my own horn because that has not happened before!

I have been very good at going out each afternoon and rotating my trays and moving them up shelves so that they all are exposed to the same amount of available light the next day and that they wouldn’t all grow in one direction and fall over.

I have found real extremes in temperatures in my greenhouse since late August.  The coldest I have recorded so far has been -2° and the hottest has been 31°C – Yikes!

Clearly not everything is working quite right.

I am at a loss as to why some tomatoes in my photo have grown without issue and others have taken off like a greyhound out the gate with long leggy stems (bearing in mind they were all sown on the same day from the same packet of Money Maker).

I would appreciate some advice from our growing community as I cannot tell if it is too hot, too cold, too much light or not enough?  I would also like to know if they are salvageable or should I concede defeat and bin the leggy ones?

Looking forward to some guidance from the green fingered gurus out there 😉

Happy Growing!

Some like it hot…. and clearly some do not!