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Old 2 Weeks Ago   #1
kilroyscarnival
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i'm trying to remember from when I last grew peppers from seed...

Have you seen a tendency for the two cotyledon leaves to stick together for days? This seems to be happening only in one of the types I'm growing, a sweet yellow pepper called Petit Marseillais. On one of the bigger ones, I got them very wet and gently worked them apart. Two smaller seedlings have this issue. Will they likely work themselves apart as they grow? I've done a stuck seed coat on tomatoes, but this has no seed coat, just two leaves clapped tightly together.

The one I helped un-stick is looking ok, though it still hasn't furled its leaves completely out. They're definitely progressing slower than the toms.
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I have had it happen, but I grow so many that I don't remember if they survived or not. but if I re call correctly they were actually fused together and I ripped them apart trying to separate them.
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Never had that problem on peppers that I have grown.
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I'm letting them go. One is already developing true leaves so I'm not that worried. The other two, we'll see.
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I'm letting them go. One is already developing true leaves so I'm not that worried. The other two, we'll see.
This happens to me about one or two plants per hundred. I will usually mist the area with a spray of water and see if I can gently wiggle the seed hull off. If it doesn't come off easily then I will repeat the following day. Normally they will pop right off with no damage. Worst case is that you snip the tip of one of the cotyledons or split the hull with some small scissors, which will not hurt the plant and allow it to gather more light for photosynthesis.
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