I hope your plants will still grow and do well Grebjack. I put out a sunflower seedling before it got warmer and have the same result - slow growth, even though I covered it with half of a plastic bottle to protect it.
I have a question about strawberries too. I bought a bag of 10 strawberry roots, but they were so clumped together I was unable to pull them apart without being worried about destroying them (they were already growing). I planted them in a hanging basket and they have lots of leaves, but I'm afraid that the lack of space is going to stunt the growth and prevent them from producing fruit. Should I dig them up again and try to replant them (now that they are a bit stronger) or just leave them there?? This is my second year growing strawberries (last year, not one grew because of poor soil and flooding) and I would really like them to thrive this year.
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It may well have been the cold that caused the problem. I would not give up on them yet however. Keep them well watered as needed and they may pull out of it as long as they didn't freeze hard. If they don't show improvement in a week or two, contact where you bought them from and you may be able to get replacement plants.
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I put in a big new patch of strawberries - four different varieties. Three are looking GREAT but most of the seedlings of the fourth look sadder now than when I first put them in the ground. Of the 50ish plants, only two or three have green leaves (it's been about a week). It dropped to near freezing the night after I set them in and I was worried they wouldn't take the cold well, but it's the earliest variety that seems to be doing the most poorly. It's also the last one I set in the ground, but that was a difference of a few hours from when the first ones went in.
What do you all think? Is this just the variety that wasn't meant to be in my yard or is there something else I should try to help them get through the transplant shock?
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