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Snowpeas

Discussion in 'Plants' started by AquaStu, Feb 11, 2017.

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    AquaStu New Member

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    Hi all, I've got snowpeas in my system which germinated very quickly (after a few days) but now they've slowed down and the bottom leaves are dying. I've pulled the weakest ones out of my grow bed and to my surprise, their root systems are very well developed.
    What's going on? What's the trick to growing snowpeas?
     
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    How long has your system been running are other plants going ok

    If its a new system that's your answer it takes awhile to build up the right nutrient base for "Fruiting crops"

    Plants with large seeds have a bit of vigor due to stored energy in the seed so they go great , once this runs out if the nutrients are not there they will drop off .

    Might be a bit hot for them (out of season in your area ???) here ive found they generally go ok following "Garden peas" which finish here mid spring
     
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    Thanks Terra. Yeah it's hot as hell in brisbane today. Rookie error. I forgot to check the season for snowpeas.
    Tomatoes are growing REALLY well. Any tips for ensuring they fruit at the right time and not just grow a lot of leaf?
     
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    With Tomatoes shake the flower sections they are mainly "Wind" pollinated of course intense heat and cold interfere with fruit set . Generally lots of leaf in a garden is due to a "nitrogen high" imbalance so hows your nitrate you can mix 50% rainwater with your fish water and test if you are "Off the chart" . To get some idea where your sitting . Perhaps short term foliar spray with potash something like "Eco Rose" and look at adding a bit of potash regularly when you adjust your ph .
     
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    Thanks for the advice.
     

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