LAST YEAR I STARTED SEEDLINGS INDOORS AND THEY BECAME VERY SPINDLY. HOW DO...
LAST YEAR I STARTED SEEDLINGS INDOORS AND THEY BECAME VERY SPINDLY. HOW DO YOU GET THE STOCKS OF THE PLANTS TO BE STURDY LIKE YOU FIND THEM IN THE GREENHOUSES? Thanks mike
Sherburne County Minnesota starting seeds indoors
Hang lights from chains to ease raising them as the plants grow. Keep lights no more than 4 inches above the tops of your seedlings: as close as 2 inches is ideal. Lack of light is the major cause of elongated, skinny stems. Plants need 12 to16 hours of light daily, but don't leave the lights on continuously, as many plants need some dark period each night to develop properly. A simple timer can be part of the set-up".
Thank you for contacting Extension and good luck this year!