Having some trouble


#1

A question from a fellow grower:

Hi! I’m hoping you can help me. This is the 2nd time I have ordered
seeds from you and both times I have had the same trouble with the
plants becoming to spindly. I am starting them with the pellets in the
plastic greenhouse and then they become stretchy so fast I have to
transplant them. I am trying to save them by piling up some dirt around
them for support. I’ve also included a pic of the potting mix I’m using
(disregard the oil container in pic). I am using filtered water from our
kitchen faucet. I have not taken any ph readings because I figured the
potting mix/pellets would have the needed ingredients to at least get
them started.

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#2

They are reaching for the light because it’s not intense enough.try supporting them with something and try to give them more light


#3

Light is to far away , you have to get lights closer when sprouting seedlings , store bought cfl’s or a t5 just for sprouting to where you can put lights 12 inches from soil . But you can cut a wired hanger and make a stake like spike to twisty tie them with a bread wrapper or string to support them , until the stalk strengthens .


#4

I definitely agree with the others, they are stretching to reach for the light. During germination, seedling and the first 2 weeks of the vegetation cycle i use a 10w full spectrum cfl glow fish bulb from walmart. They are around $8 and work amazing. I keep mine 2 inches from my plants and have had 100% positive results with this light.


#5


#6

Hurry and save them please get the bible


#7

Yes stake them baby’s up and bring that light closer . Everyone here is on the same page

Will


#8

In the pictures I see, the plants are stretching like crazy for light. Inadequate light is the issue. You can salvage these by being patient,and allowing them to get stem strength. A small fan causing a breeze across these plants will strengthen the stems.