View Full Version : Leggy seedlings

Apr 7th, 2008, 05:23 PM
If you started your seeds off too early, or haven't given them enough light, you will end up with leggy plants (tall and thin and weak, instead of shorter, stouter and stronger). If you pot them up as is, they won't do well, but here's a tip for you .... pot them up, but deep, so that you are covering half of the leggy stem back with compost ... this will leave you with a shorter stalk above the compost and the plant will do a lot better and recover.

The seasoned growers will know this trick, but if you're new to it, it's a good standby.