Seedling Care

My Seedlings Are Falling Over

Kammerzell added on March 19, 2015 | Answered

My seedlings are falling over. Should I replant them in a bigger pot almost up to the leaves to hold them up?

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Answered on March 19, 2015

It sounds like you have leggy (tall and floppy) seedlings. As the article below will discuss, you should move your seedlings closer to a light source and lightly brush your hand over the tops of the seedlings (or have an oscillating fan gently blow on them a few hours a day) to strengthen and thicken them. It also won't hurt to carefully add more soil around them - if you have room. You can also transplant them into a bigger plant if they are in dire straits of tipping over completely.

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