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Submitted: 04:12PM, 13 Mar 2019
Answer: Hi Mark,

Thank you for contacting Yates.

It’s hard to determine exactly what has affect the growth of your annual seedlings, please check the following aspects:

- Watering. Make sure potting mix doesn’t dry out completely and keep the mix moist all time.
- Sunlight. Avoid hot western sun
- Potting Mix. Make sure it’s well draining.
- Nutrients. You can add some liquid fertiliser for seedlings to promote healthy growth.
-Pest. Watch out for snail and slugs plus slaters and millipedes, they love tender seedlings.
- Disease. Damping off is the major disease affect seedings due to fungal disease. Best to prevent by improve air circulation and avoid overhead watering.

For fertiliser, we recommend Dynamic Lifter Liquid Concentrate. It’s certified for use in organic gardens, and contains seaweed, blood&bone and fish meal to help developing new roots and restoring healthy growth. Click here for more info: http://www.yates.com.au/products/fertilising/organic-based/dynamic-lifter-liquid-concentrate

Hope this helps and happy gardening.

Best Regards,
Louise
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Answered: 12:34PM, 22 Mar 2019

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