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Old March 25, 2018   #1
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I started 4 Green Gables seeds and all four germinated. Two are normal, but two seedlings only have one cotyledon. I wonder if they will be blind?
Time will tell. I only need one plant, but am glad that I started four.

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Old March 25, 2018   #2
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Hi Linda I have never heard of seedlings refers to as blind can you please explain. Thanks. Mike
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Hi Linda I have never heard of seedlings refers to as blind can you please explain. Thanks. Mike
They dont have a growing tip in the center and just die after awhile.
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Blind seedling:
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There's more than one definition of a blind seedling, see here

https://www.google.com/search?q=Blin...&bih=815&dpr=1

I couldn't find a good picture but what I call a blind seedling can have 1 or 2 cotyledons come up first,then in the center there's a small knob of green.

The plant doesn't die but stays as is and if it's a rare variety, I start chanting incantations over it and rarely, a new sprout will come up from that knob on the side/base of it..

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Thanks Carolyn. I'm sure this is most helpful information for people to know, especially at this (seed starting) time of year . I've only experienced this problem once before and I'm pretty sure that my little seedling did make it in the end, after stalling for a long time.

Fortunately for me I have one seedling and a spare, so it's no big deal if these two don't make it.....

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I think there might be a growth point where the seed leaf breaks off, I've seen that happen with the "not blind" seedlings I've had.
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An update. All the Green Gables seedlings grew perfectly normally despite only having one cotyledon and no visible growing tip .

Sadly, three of them have gone to composter Heaven because the germination rate on the 20 varieties I planted was exceedingly high, and I don't have room to raise them all under the lights.

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I started 4 Green Gables seeds and all four germinated. Two are normal, but two seedlings only have one cotyledon. I wonder if they will be blind?
Time will tell. I only need one plant, but am glad that I started four.

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Ha ha! She's smarter than that. She prefers ripe tomatoes .

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I had one seedling with one cotyledon too, but it grew a normal plant. I don't remember the variety.
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