How To Fix Leggy Seedlings?

Can you save leggy seedlings?

Leggy seedlings can sometimes be saved by gently brushing your fingers back and forth along the tops of the plants every day.

This motion simulates an outdoor breeze and tricks the seedlings into thinking they need to grow thicker stems to hold up against windy conditions.

Are leggy seedlings bad?

Leggy seedlings are not just slightly unsightly. Legginess is often an indication that your seedlings will fail to thrive once they are transplanted. “The other things that happens with the leggy seedlings is that they aren’t storing as much carbohydrates,” said David Graper, South Dakota master gardener coordinator.

Why have my seedlings gone leggy?

Causes of Leggy Seedlings

Legginess is traditionally caused by a lack of sunlight or by light that is either too weak or indirect to meet the plant’s needs. The stems grow thin because the plant is desperately reaching its leaves towards the light.

How do you fix tomato leggy seedlings?



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How do you thin out seedlings?



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