Square Foot Gardening Forum

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.


Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing December 2016
by trolleydriver Today at 2:18 pm

» Tomato Tuesday 2016
by trolleydriver Today at 1:17 pm

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by trolleydriver Today at 1:04 pm

» 2016 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by trolleydriver Today at 12:58 pm

» Bon fires on the Levee
by Cajun Cappy Today at 12:17 pm

» Holy snow Batman!
by sanderson Today at 12:08 pm

» N&C Midwest: December 2016
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 10:32 pm

» Mid-South: December 2016
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 10:26 pm

» Mid-Atl - Dec 2016 - Seed Catalog ?
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 10:24 pm

» Gardening in Central Pennsylvania
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 10:21 pm

» 1st Seed Catalog Arrived :)
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 10:15 pm

» Second Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 4:06 pm

» Amaranth
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 12:06 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 12:03 pm

» Garlic: Freeze, thaw, and heave
by donnainzone5 Yesterday at 11:14 am

» Live and learn
by jimmy cee Yesterday at 9:08 am

» New England, December 2016
by sanderson Yesterday at 4:09 am

» AtlantaMarie's Garden
by countrynaturals 12/4/2016, 2:04 pm

» Mychorrhizae Fungi
by audrey.jeanne.roberts 12/4/2016, 1:28 pm

» December 2016 Avatar: Show your Winter Season Colors!
by Scorpio Rising 12/3/2016, 11:17 pm

» SFG not giving the results I expected
by No_Such_Reality 12/3/2016, 7:21 pm

» New Member
by trolleydriver 12/3/2016, 4:14 pm

» First season SFG results / lessons learned
by countrynaturals 12/3/2016, 10:36 am

» Eat Broccoli Leaves? Brussels Sprouts? Cauliflower?
by sanderson 12/3/2016, 2:55 am

» Winter's Coming!
by sanderson 12/3/2016, 2:53 am

» Dry versus fresh spices to infuse vinegar
by sanderson 12/3/2016, 2:50 am

» Senseless Banter...
by MrBooker 12/2/2016, 5:17 pm

» Blanching and Freezing Vegetables
by sanderson 12/2/2016, 4:59 pm

» Your Christmas wish list?
by sanderson 12/2/2016, 4:29 pm

» SFG Adventure of a first time gardener in ND
by sanderson 12/2/2016, 4:14 pm

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

Daynannan

Female Posts : 65
Join date : 2010-03-10
Age : 34
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

camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 13983
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 54
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.

Daynannan

Female Posts : 65
Join date : 2010-03-10
Age : 34
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 Today at 2:51 pm


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