Marigold Seedlings Are Wilting And Very Thin At Base Of Stems

Question From: New Jersey, United States
Q: My marigold seedings are planted in separate planting cells. They have two leaves. Some are wilting and others have gotten very thin at the base of the stems and breaking off. What's wrong?

A: Your plants have a disease called damping off, usually caused from overwatering and lack of light. Google for causes and remedies. Sometimes it best to just start over. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy