Question: sowing tomatoes
I sowed the tomatoes that I hope to eat this summer but I have some problems ... the seeds germinated very quickly but after about 10 days the seedling with the two cotyledons "collapses" on itself and in a few hours dies.
the plants are indoors at a temperature of about 20 degrees exposed to the sun as much as possible. what can I do to save the remaining plants? thank you!
Answer: sowing tomatoes
sowing plants is a fun and pleasant practice, which allows us to obtain new seedlings without great financial outlay. In order to sow effectively it is however necessary to know a little better the plants we are going to sow; considers that in nature tomatoes germinate outdoors in early spring.
So in order to develop your plants need a cool climate, with minimum temperatures around 12-15 ° C, and practically equal maximum; they love well-lit positions, even sunny ones if they have good humidity available; they need the humidity that characterizes the garden in spring.
So usually the tomato seedlings are prepared in the greenhouse or in a slightly heated seedbed, but not in the apartment, where the climate is excessively hot, and extremely dry.
Your plants are definitely suffering from the very dry air present in the room, you can try to save them by vaporizing them often, but avoiding keeping the soil of the seedbed always soaked with water. So water them only when the soil tends to dry but a few times a day vpaorizzale with a nebulizer.
If you have any seeds left, try to repeat the sowing in a protected place, but outdoors, when the night minimum will be above 10 ° C.