Seedling Care
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Brown leaves

Zone 13421 | Anonymous added on April 2, 2018 | Answered

Hello, I am growing seedlings for my veggie gardens and several of them have at least 3 sets of true leaves. I did some research and found that pinching them back will help them grow fuller. But now the leaves are turning brown and dry and I'm not sure what to do? Did I pinch them wrong? Or too early? Thank you for the help!

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on April 3, 2018

Pinching back is a technique for some seedlings.
I see you have tomato seedlings in the back of the image and you will not need to pinch these back.
I do not know what the plant is in the foreground.

If they are leggy, it is likely due to lack of light.
These articles will help you.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/propagation/seeds/seedlings-after-germination.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/propagation/seeds/how-to-harden-off-your-seedlings.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/propagation/seeds/leggy-seedling.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/tomato/growing-tomatoes-from-seed.htm

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