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spindly sprouts

Posted by blaferby CA zone 9 (My Page) on
Sun, Mar 6, 11 at 2:29

I'm sprouting seeds in Jiffy pellets and they are beginning to sprout nicely except for a few that shot out long stems with tiny leaves at the end. Should these be potted up with much or some of the length of those stems buried, or leave it as it is at dirt level and hope they will develop properly?

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RE: spindly sprouts

It depends on what your are growing. Please post what they are and then we can help you.

FYI- even if they can be potted up, you would most likely wait till they got their first true leaves.


RE: spindly sprouts

Spindly plants mean that they are to far from the light. Move them close but not touching you grow lights. soon as the second set of leaves come on re-pot them. Bury them up close to the leaves. This was they will root all along the stem.

RE: spindly sprouts

Spindly stems can also mean that there's too much bottom heat on the sprouted seeds. Be sure to turn off the heat once the seeds have germinated; they'll be much sturdier and stockier.

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