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First timer: spinachand onion indoor seedlings

Posted by hookencrooke NY (My Page) on
Fri, Mar 5, 10 at 11:07

This is my first time gardening. I have started some spinach and onions indoors. They are doing well. As they are getting taller, 3-4" they are starting to fall over and look limp. I started them in very loose Jiffy seed starter mix. Do I need to hill up around there bases or pack the soil a bit?


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RE: First timer: spinachand onion indoor seedlings

Best guess, probably either damping off from too much moisture or the light is too far away and they are getting leggy and weak.


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RE: First timer: spinachand onion indoor seedlings

I agree. Try and keep the light within a few inches. My onions are actually touching the fluorescent light sometimes. For a great onion thread, go to the allium forums and click on 'onions from seed - my progress'. She initially had the same problem as you. And there is a wealth of information there. I learned a lot.

Kim


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