Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver Today at 2:05 pm

» Sowing Experiment! Anyone Tried This?
by trolleydriver Today at 1:56 pm

» Turan in the Western Mountains
by Turan Today at 12:52 pm

» Lower south Oct 2017
by walshevak Today at 12:12 pm

» Carrot Week 2017!
by Turan Today at 12:01 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by walshevak Today at 11:55 am

» Hello from West Coast Of Scotland
by walshevak Today at 11:44 am

» BOOK GIVEAWAY - ENDS 10/20/17
by sfg4uKim Today at 11:33 am

» Thumbs Up????
by trolleydriver Today at 11:26 am

» Hello from Gilbert, AZ
by No_Such_Reality Today at 9:57 am

» A great offer for a local SFG,er
by AtlantaMarie Today at 9:16 am

» Gardening in Central Pennsylvania, 3rd year SFG
by sanderson Today at 12:17 am

» Today's Harvest
by brianj555 Yesterday at 8:21 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:16 pm

» new greenhouse got drafted
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:08 pm

» Monarch Supporter
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 7:55 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 1:50 pm

» Gardening & Homesteading Skills Summit REGISTER NOW!
by sanderson Yesterday at 1:17 pm

» New England October 2017
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 1:09 pm

» October Avatar: Don't Fence Me In
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 11:45 am

» Does MM improve with age?
by countrynaturals 10/15/2017, 3:51 pm

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by trolleydriver 10/15/2017, 3:28 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals 10/15/2017, 11:34 am

» Leaf-Footed squash bugs
by sanderson 10/14/2017, 11:21 pm

» N & C Midwest: October 2017!
by Scorpio Rising 10/14/2017, 9:12 pm

» Tomato Questions
by Scorpio Rising 10/14/2017, 9:06 pm

» large plant ID stakes
by has55 10/14/2017, 4:02 pm

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by sanderson 10/14/2017, 3:12 am

» First time growing corn
by sanderson 10/14/2017, 3:07 am

» Happy Birthday!!
by AtlantaMarie 10/14/2017, 1:56 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

Conditions of seedlings

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Conditions of seedlings

Post  rdavidp on 3/20/2013, 9:50 pm

My first round of broccoli, cauliflower, and collard seedlings went leggy without a doubt. The stems were thin, white, long, and feel right over. This time I restarted them and they are under a plant light. Here they are a little over a week after first sprouting. Stems are green and seem to be fairly sturdy for their size. Anyone see any early signs of going leggy, or are they doing just fine right now?


avatar
rdavidp

Posts : 21
Join date : 2013-02-13
Location : Frederick, MD

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Conditions of seedlings

Post  FamilyGardening on 3/20/2013, 10:11 pm

make sure to keep them close to the light....about an inch below the light is best.....the farther away the more leggy they will become...

also if they become a bit leggy you can plant them a bit deeper once you transplant them...this happend to us the first time we grew cole crops from seed.....they did great once transplanted Very Happy

happy gardening
rose
avatar
FamilyGardening

Female Posts : 2424
Join date : 2011-05-10
Location : Western WA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Leggy Lettuce

Post  Windmere on 3/21/2013, 10:27 am

FamilyGardening wrote:make sure to keep them close to the light....about an inch below the light is best.....the farther away the more leggy they will become...

also if they become a bit leggy you can plant them a bit deeper once you transplant them...this happend to us the first time we grew cole crops from seed.....they did great once transplanted Very Happy

happy gardening
rose

I have learned the hard way about leggy seedlings. All of my first batch of lettuce became leggy in our kitchen's window box. I have since been putting them out in the sun during the day (too cold at night), and I have seen a dramatic improvement.

Very Happy
avatar
Windmere

Male Posts : 1425
Join date : 2013-02-26
Age : 48
Location : Fayetteville, GA - Zone 7B - 8A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Conditions of seedlings

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum