Seedling Care
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Spindly Seedlings and Repotting

Anonymous added on April 3, 2014 | Answered

Question on indoor seed planting. Attentiveness is not my strong suit. With that said, I have ended up with a lot of my seeds having spent too much time under the lights at a greater distance and thus they are long, thin, spindly plants. My solution has been to take seedling and place it in a larger container. Sometimes the stem is like a string, so I have gently wound them down (spiral) and then cover them up with fresh potting mix...right to the bottom of the green leaves (generally two). Then add fresh water. Anyone tried to do this? If so, what was the result? Did they still grow properly and transplant outside with good results?

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    Nikki
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    Answered on April 3, 2014

    As far as I know, planting them deeper will not hurt them. That said, they really need more light to keep them from becoming leggy, which will likely reoccur otherwise. This article should help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/seeds/leggy-seedling.htm

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