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Q.Planted Seeds Inside And They Sprouted Up Quickly With The 2 Leaves, But Then Got Leggy And Havent Got The True Leaves To Come On,

Zone 72744 | chivas added on May 19, 2020 | Answered

sprouted any true leaves, im new to this so any help can surely help and I would thank you so much,,

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Answered on May 21, 2020

Unfortunately, your photo did not come through. I do suspect a lack of light from your description, though.

Many seedlings need to be started in full sun. If the seedlings don't have, quite, enough light they can grow leggy. This can be avoided by planting in a window that received full sun for most of the day, or by using a horticultural grade lamp, which is my preferred method.

Unfortunately, there is no way to fix the stretch, at this point. You can prevent it in the future. Just make sure that the seedlings receive enough light to remain as short as allowed by their genetics.


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