Seed starting question

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Joined: 2010-03-25

Every year I try to start seedlings indoors I have the same problem. The plants start to grow but the stalks are tall and spindly. There is plenty of light until early PM. Do I need to get a "grow Light" instead of using the natural sunlight? Inside temp. is around 68 degrees, is this too cool? Any suggestions.

YB's picture
Joined: 2009-08-07
Welcome to the forums Janey

Your plants are not getting enough light. I found this out myself from trying to grow plants next to a window, they need more "direct" sunlight.

If you cannot get at least 4-6 hours of direct sun each day, then go ahead and buy a grow light. They come in different styles depending on your setup, regular light bulb, spot light, long flouresent tubes.

Joined: 2010-03-25
seed starting

Thanks for you help, I'll certainly try a grow light.

Redmink's picture
Joined: 2009-08-07
Light for Seedlings

I may be wrong, buy I think morning-to-noon light is better than afternoon. Something to do with getting rid of moisture collected overnight.

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