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how do I stop my seedlings going leggy


By Geddall

United Kingdom

My seeds come through no bother but then get leggy before they are strong enough for me to transplant



They are not getting enought light, that is why they are leggy.

28 Jul, 2009


Try pricking them out once you've got a set of proper leaves, after the initial cotyledons (first rounded leaves) have appeared, and then placing them in a lighter, but not sunny, spot. In a coldframe is ideal

29 Jul, 2009


Not sure my answer's that clear - I mean to say you need two sets of leaves on the seedlings - the initial rounded ones, and the "proper", 2nd set of leaves.

29 Jul, 2009

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