Longer Stem, Less Leaves

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

“My last shipment arrived orderly but they are leafing and growing a long stem without more leaves - I am doing nothing differently than last year and they were awesome. I am having to add soil to keep the stems from breaking . Please help.”

long stem sounds like the are looking for light… I would try lowering your lights some, that is the usual cause of stretching… But until the stems get stronger, I would advice putting a stake next to it and tying it up (loosely) so it doesn’t fall (I found chop sticks work nicely)… Maybe others will stop by with other options/advice…