Broccoli, Bok Choy, Lettuce, Kale stopped growing

by Jen

My Broccoli, Boy Choy, Lettuce, and Kale took off beautifully for two weeks. Once they were all sprouted their growing slowed to a near halt. Its like they're frozen in time (no frost here yet). Is there anything I can do to help or is it a lost cause?

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Oct 28, 2013
broccoli,bock choy tettuce, kale stopped growing
by: bill t

Jen.You dont give any info on the conditions in which your plants are growing. have you had success in the same area in the past, did you have any failures.
I find it hard to follow that all your greens wold fall over. did you plant them all at the same time and in the same area. a bit more info please. soil type watering season fertilising etcetera. cheers Bill T.

Oct 28, 2013
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by: Jen

The broccoli I planted are in a well draining 7ft x 4ft flower bed. I have planted them with an organic gardening soil. Im pretty sure I was over watering so I cut back the amount of water they were getting. This seems to be helping them grow right. I guess my question now is I over-seeded to be sure I would get plants and now many of the plants mentioned are side by side. Do I need to thin them out so that they have room? Will they crowd each other out and die or be unfruitful? They seem ok right now but Ive never done this before. To answer another question you had- I have a large jalepeno plant growing successfully in the same bed but its a single plant/bush. And I have a bell pepper plant in there that I grew from seed in the spring that gave me 2 small peppers and now the growth is stagnant. Any ideas? Its so much appreciated. Thanks.

Oct 29, 2013
jan ur broccoly
by: Anonymous

Jan, heres a download for growing broccoly. It could be a bit hot for some of the vedgies you have chosen. you described some succsess with peppers, chillies which are a warm to hot climate shrub. The download is for winter crops and also describes plant spacing, please take note of this. All the plants u described in our last chat need 300 mm 1 foot or more spacing between plants with about half of that between plant rows. some need the above spacing all around each plant. You sound very keen but just need a bit of encouragement, I hope I was'nt too personal. Heres the download, hope it helps.Let me know. Cheers Happy gardening Bill T>

Oct 29, 2013
by: Jen

I will look into this site. Thanks for your help. I really appreciate it. Jen

Oct 30, 2013
dear jan . options!!!
by: bill t.

Hey, Jan. The last comment was encouragement. please use the net to help u through planting tips. Feel free to contact me through this channel I will help wherever I can. Another good site is Gardening Australia. you will have websites more apropriate to you'r situation in Arizona. Please I will be here to offer assistance if and when u need.Cheers Bill T.

Jun 11, 2016
Broccoli, mustard greens and collard greens stunted growth
by: Anonymous

I planted broccoli, mustard greens and collard greens indoors about 2 months ago. (April 15th) in an indoor greenhouse cell pack. They sprouted quickly but then stopped. I had the clear plastic covering over them but it became too wet and some of my other seedlings rotted from the dampness. It is now June 11th and they have not continued to grow. As a matter of fact- my tomatoes, eggplant and peppers gave me the same issue. I did not use a fertilizer bc I'm not sure exactly what I'm doing. I am a new gardener. I also think I might have overwatered them. Any chance of reviving them would be much appreciated if it isn't too late. They are really small. About an inch- inch 1/2 tall. Please help suggest a fertilizer protocol as well. Do I just spray it on them as they are in a cell pack. Thanks so much!

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