I Have Leggy Seedlings

jessicapeter added on April 12, 2012 | Answered

Do I have to start all over? I am brand new at gardening. I purchased a seed starting kit and larger biodegradable transplant pots. I planted my seeds (purchased from a reputable dealer) in the little starter pots and watched my seedlings grow! Unfortunately, the instructions on the starter kit said to keep them out of direct sunlight. . . I now have scrawny seedlings - carrots, tomatoes, parsley, chard, beets, cilantro, parsley and oregano. They are now standing 3" - 4" tall and do not have their true leaves. It has been 2 weeks since I planted them. I have just moved them into a south facing window which gets lots of sunlight. Should I just pack it in and start over?

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Answered on April 13, 2012

If they are becoming "leggy", this indicates that they are not getting enough light. Moving them to a location where they will get more light should help. For additional information, this article will help:

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