Carrots
Q.

I Have Leggy Seedlings

Zone 7/8 | 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?

A.
A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
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: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/seeds/leggy-seedling.htm

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...
Carrots
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