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What To Do When Your Indoor Seedlings Are Leggy 

 

If you are noticing that the delicate seedlings you planted indoors are getting ‘leggy’ (growing long thin stems and leaning toward the window), it means that they are not getting enough sunlight. Try moving your seedlings to the sunniest spot possible and ‘collect sunlight’ by surrounding an aluminum foil wall around all windowless sides of your seedlings. The wall can be made by wrapping cardboard with foil. Though not the most attractive set-up, at least your seedlings will be getting more sunlight, growing more robust and upright than they would have otherwise. When it comes time to plant outdoors, make sure to either recycle or re-use the foil and cardboard for next year!

 

leggy seedlings

 

Written By: Lea Tran

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