I have plants about two weeks old


#1

A customer has a question and I hope we can get some opinions on it, thanks

I have plants about two weeks old inside with a light they were good two days ago stems about 4 inches long and now they are falling over normal or not thanks joe


#2

No, it’s not normal. You don’t have enough light that’s why she’s so stretched. Move the light down, or add more lights. You need to give her some support with a stick so she stands up. She also looks pretty dry, so give her a little bit of water.

Join us here in the forum and we can help you get her to harvest. :slightly_smiling_face:


#3

Your light is too high. Many new growers make the mistake of placing there lamp way above the seedling. You must get a T5 lamp or something similar.

Place the T54 or fluorescent lamp 1-2" above the seedlings in order to allow it to get plenty of light. Your issue is due to the seedling stretching aggressively in order to take in enough light.


#4

Sorry to hop on this bandwagon, but I’ve got a plant stretching similarly… My light is a CFL 32 W 4100k on my ceiling. I’ve currently got a macgyver’d setup where the plants are taped to the light, about 6 inches away. Would you recommend moving them closer? Or should they be fine where they are?


#5

Yes, move them closer. They can be as close as 2" from a CFL.


#6

Wow, thanks! I’ll get on that, another question I had is fans… Right now I’ve got an 8in fan on a table about 4 feet below and 4-5 feet over from the plants in the lights. I’ve got it positioned so that I can watch the leaves jiggle a very little bit. It’s hard to explain without a video, but you have to really look at them for a few seconds to see that they’re moving. It’s not a perfect system, but given current circumstances is that an acceptable amount of fan wind for the plants?


#7

Yes, that sounds perfect, just a little movement is all you want.


#8

Sweet_,

I alrerady answered this. I see no reason I would suddenly advise 6" when
I said 1-2". Happy growing :slight_smile:


#9

You’re right, I wasn’t sure if the # of k’s would have adverse effects. The plants are doing really well, thanks all!