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how do you stop tomato seedlings getting leggy?

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furlinedsheepskinjacket Thu 20-Mar-14 00:31:48



Wormshuffler Thu 20-Mar-14 07:40:29

If growing in a propagator put a price of paper on the top thanks thanks

WynkenBlynkenandNod Thu 20-Mar-14 07:44:28

When you repot put them in deeply right up to the leaves. The stem will grow more roots. Before that put white paper behind to bounce the light.

furlinedsheepskinjacket Thu 20-Mar-14 17:27:23

ok thanks

FunkyBoldRibena Thu 20-Mar-14 17:31:19

Sow them later, they will more than catch up.

Also...only sow one of each plant so that you can give them the space and light they need. To get more plants, use the armpits [leave the bits that you would normally pinch out until they get to two real leaves] and plant them up to those leaves to make new plants. They will flop for a week and then grow new roots and continue to grow and give you new plants.

furlinedsheepskinjacket Thu 20-Mar-14 17:55:21

ok funky

they are on top of kitchen cupboard at the mo

furlinedsheepskinjacket Thu 20-Mar-14 20:36:45

thanks everyone

gonna get replanting

FunkyBoldRibena Thu 20-Mar-14 20:40:33

Take them off the kitchen cupboard and give them some light!

furlinedsheepskinjacket Thu 20-Mar-14 21:08:45

ok smile


FunkyBoldRibena Thu 20-Mar-14 21:12:42

Windowsill during the day, dining room table during the night. Turn them when they start to bend towards the light.

Technical Thu 20-Mar-14 21:27:11

Lots of light and no need to sow so early next year. Within a few weeks of planting out everything's at much the same stage anyway.

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