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Problem with weak, limp seedlings

Posted by novicegardenerevan 7 (My Page) on
Sun, Dec 5, 10 at 12:12

Hi i just want to know in advance in dealing with limp seedlings. Any seedlings that grow tall like hollyhock or fennel always limp and look unsightly. How do i fix this when i grow seeds later. Thank you!


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RE: Problem with weak, limp seedlings

  • Posted by morz8 Z8 Wa coast (My Page) on
    Sun, Dec 5, 10 at 15:11

You don't say what kind of lighting you are using, but without more information I would guess, not enough light and possibly too warm after germination. Lower room temperature, more light usually helps to produce stockier sturdier seedlings. You want to encourage good root development while still indoors, top growth and height are secondary.


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RE: Problem with weak, limp seedlings

I agree 100% with morz8 and would only add a fan to provide air movement. Al


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RE: Problem with weak, limp seedlings

I would also chime in with don't add any Nitrogen-based nuits. Seedlings don't need it.

Mike


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