Milkweed from seed

Asked February 4, 2020, 6:54 PM EST

Can you tell me if these milkweed plants are getting too leggy? I have them under lights for about 9 hours a day and by a window that gets some natural light as well. Im not sure what else to do for them. I will gladly take any advice.

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1 Response

They do look as if they are stretching for light.
We suggest that plants grown under artificial lights have the fixture right over them, as close as you can get without touching, and monitor as needed.

This page may have points on lighting that is helpful to you: https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/starting-seeds-indoors


Christine