Seed-starting tips & more help from Master Gardeners

Photo illustration by Connie Oswald Stofko

You started some seeds inside and watched them grow into healthy seedlings. Soon after, they were dead.

This sudden death is “damping off,” and it can be prevented.

Find out how to avoid damping off in an article by Carol Ann Harlos in this month’s edition of WNY Gardening Matters. It’s produced by the Master Gardeners of Cornell Cooperative Extension in Erie County.

In addition to the article on damping off, in this edition of WNY Gardening Matters you will also find:

  • “Compost Magic” by Mary Ann Bald (on the same page as “Damping Off”). This succinct article gives you great information on how to keep your compost bin working efficiently to break down plant matter.
  • “Fairy Wings” by Barbara Evans. These flowering plants are pretty, can tolerate dry shade, are easy to care for and are long lived.
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