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
» N&C Midwest; November Already? 2017
by Scorpio Rising Today at 10:49 am

» The Winter Journey and greenhouse plastic
by has55 Today at 6:26 am

» New England Nov 2017
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 8:53 am

» Today's Harvest
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 8:51 am

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 8:49 am

» Happy Thanksgiving All!
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 8:26 am

» Birds of the Garden
by Scorpio Rising 11/22/2017, 9:01 pm

» Holy snow Batman!
by trolleydriver 11/22/2017, 3:44 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by sanderson 11/22/2017, 12:33 pm

» Microgreens Gardening
by AtlantaMarie 11/22/2017, 11:55 am

» My new compost heap
by AtlantaMarie 11/22/2017, 8:20 am

» 2017: First full year of SFGing in ND
by Robbomb116 11/21/2017, 11:55 am

» Alternative cover to straw for overwintering strawberries.
by BeetlesPerSqFt 11/21/2017, 9:38 am

» First Frost!
by brianj555 11/20/2017, 3:27 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by BeetlesPerSqFt 11/20/2017, 11:29 am

» How Many Square Feet Do You Have?
by BeetlesPerSqFt 11/20/2017, 8:56 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by countrynaturals 11/19/2017, 1:16 pm

» Tomato Questions
by brianj555 11/19/2017, 11:07 am

» BOOK GIVEAWAY #5 - ENDS 11/17/17
by brianj555 11/18/2017, 4:12 pm

» What I learned this year
by countrynaturals 11/18/2017, 1:45 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by trolleydriver 11/18/2017, 9:26 am

» First Tromboncino female flower
by countrynaturals 11/17/2017, 5:51 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver 11/17/2017, 1:59 pm

» Free lunaria seeds
by hammock gal 11/17/2017, 10:12 am

» Plastic containers / trash cans?
by sanderson 11/16/2017, 10:33 pm

» Mels book
by Scorpio Rising 11/16/2017, 7:04 pm

» Mid-Atl - Nov 2017 - Warming Up AGAIN?
by sanderson 11/16/2017, 4:17 pm

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by Turan 11/15/2017, 4:59 pm

» Goodbye to my SFG Raised Beds
by Turan 11/15/2017, 4:41 pm

» Pickle recipes
by sanderson 11/15/2017, 4:12 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

Broccoli Seedlings are Leggy!

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Broccoli Seedlings are Leggy!

Post  Daynannan on 3/20/2010, 3:33 pm

I posted about planting my seeds here.

So I planted them...they germinated and I moved them to my front porch where there are south facing windows. All is happy...THEN I go out there this morning and they are falling over. It was cold last night and I forgot to put the green house on it to keep it warmer. I watered them and they perked up.

I think they are leggy. More light? Heating pad to help the roots grow? What to do?

Sad
avatar
Daynannan

Female Posts : 65
Join date : 2010-03-10
Age : 35
Location : Rhinelander, WI

View user profile http://www.TheRedPineapple.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Broccoli Seedlings are Leggy!

Post  camprn on 3/20/2010, 3:38 pm

Do you have any room in your starter tray to fill in with any more starting medium to prop them a bit? or I just found this bit of advice. http://www.ehow.com/how_4908012_save-leggy-broccoli-seedlings.html
avatar
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14165
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 55
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: Broccoli Seedlings are Leggy!

Post  Daynannan on 3/20/2010, 4:54 pm

This is what I did...I followed the direction in the ehow article that camprn shared (thank you!). I used newspaper pots that was discussed here. I reflected more light using foil recommend by plb. I grabbed my hubby's shop light and hung it over my babies. I left the rest of my plants in the original containers just to see if transplanting really helps.
avatar
Daynannan

Female Posts : 65
Join date : 2010-03-10
Age : 35
Location : Rhinelander, WI

View user profile http://www.TheRedPineapple.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Broccoli Seedlings are Leggy!

Post  happyfrog on 3/20/2010, 7:42 pm

do share your results! i'm having some similar looking plants - i had planted a bunch of different things in my 72 cell and broccoli sprouted faster than some. ..

tomorrow i'll buy some peat moss and mix it wiht some extra vermiculite to make a soil less mix. . .i figure that'll work til they're in the ground in a month or so?

happyfrog

Female Posts : 625
Join date : 2010-03-04
Location : USA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Broccoli Seedlings are Leggy!

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