Seedling Care
Q.

Indoor Vegetable Seedlings Have Sprung Up Tall and Thin

Anonymous added on April 23, 2011 | Answered

This is my first time starting vegetable seed growing indoors, since last year starting outside did not work. I started the vegetable seeds indoors in small flats, and in four days, the seedlings were going. I thought fantastic; it works. Another day later they sprang up with long, thin stems. Is this bad or good? Do I need to start over? Should I let them be? Should I try to separate them and put them in deeper containers?

A.
A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on April 24, 2011

If they are becoming "leggy", this indicates that they are not getting enough light. Move them to a location where they will get more light or move them closer to your light source.

00
Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.
Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Seedling Care
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert

Learn More