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Old April 13, 2018   #1
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Out of town,I asked hubby to water the seedlings today. I apparently cooked them. I didn’t open the vent on the greenhouse,plus left the space heater on and it didn’t turn off like it should.
They are all gone,two big flats,tomatoes,eggplants and peppers. I was planning to plant them Monday when I get back from my conference.
Argh!
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Old April 13, 2018   #2
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I am SOOOO sorry! UGH UGH UGH !

Try not to beat yourself up. Just go to the garden center on Monday- do the best you can with what they have... OR are you close to Craig LeHouillier- I know he sells some of his starts at markets! Maybe you can buy some of his!

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Old April 13, 2018   #3
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That's just awful to hear! Hope you can replace the majority in time for planting out and still have a good garden year.
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Old April 13, 2018   #4
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How heart-breaking! I know that you feel devastated right now, but you can purchase some new plants. Heck, if I am starting seeds for me now this year, you can start some more too. You will just have a late season like us northern folks. It will work out. Gardeners preserver... There is always a way.
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Wow, so sorry to hear this!!! I would probably head down to the nearest garden center and get a head start. Then sow some new seeds and get a late harvest too! All the best to you!!
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Old April 13, 2018   #6
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. So sorry, gosh that's truly sad! Have yourself a good cry (I know I would), then resolve to begin again. Even if it does mean purchasing plants somewhere. You can still have a great season!
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Oh my. Tracy, I'm sorry this has happened to your plants. and just a few days from plant out. I am at loss for words.
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Old April 13, 2018   #8
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Thanks everyone,I really appreciate the kind words.
I think I live pretty far from Craig although I was up at a dog show there a couple of weeks ago.
I have a dog show in Lumberton next weekend and this weekend I’m at a medical conference. I have Monday and Tuesday to recuperate and plant the garden.
If I can get a few tomatoes and peppers from Lowe’s I can replant my seeds and be a little late. If we have a litttle cooler summer it could be a good thing since I might miss peak stink bug season.
I’m just bummed,I had a lot of varieties planted and was right on schedule for a change.
The hot peppers like datil and habaneros I’ll replant since I’ll never find them around here. Same with the eggplant varieties. I may be able to find an Anaheim variety and jalapeños,plus a regular black beauty eggplant.
I need to figure out how to put the vent opener with thermostat on my greenhouse.

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Old April 13, 2018   #9
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You can buy plants and you can re-seed to make a shorter season. Have a garden, one way or another!

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Old April 13, 2018   #10
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Oh,I will definitely have a garden. Plus,all the things that can be direct sown right now.
Matt’s wild cherry will come back as a volunteer,too.
I’ll replant what I had started,maybe just adjust a little to more peppers and eggplants,less tomatoes. I should be doing that anyway since they do better and aren’t as bothered by stink bugs.
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I am so sorry.
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Total drag. All the best in "making lemonade".
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Old April 14, 2018   #13
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You could sow super-early tomatoes now (Russians, maybe); they'd be ready pretty quickly. I'm sure someone has seeds...

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Old April 14, 2018   #14
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Wow. Best of luck Tracy with a later start...
I've had (not-) venting catastrophe before, but with big plants so they survived and just exploded some fruit. Always hard to know when to open or close if you're going to be away...
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I feel your pain. I have lost plants to faulty thermostats before, too.
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