Seedling Care

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?

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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.

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