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Seedling Issues?

MowmymossMowmymoss Posts: 46



I have attached a picture of my germinated Sweet Peas and Pumpkins. I am a bit of a newbie when it comes to growing from seed and have never grown these before.   The taller sweet peas germinated about a week ago and to my untrained eye look leggy. They are kept in a very light room and the compost is moist.   The Pumpkin has grown quite tall and looks like it has become top heavy because of the large seed leaves.   Are these all acting as they should be or are there some issues? Any advice on ation needed would be greatly received.


  • Dave MorganDave Morgan Posts: 3,123

    Not enough light is getting to them plain and simple, that's why they are leggy. Leave them outside on good days, bring them in at night.

  • MowmymossMowmymoss Posts: 46

    Thanks Dave. Did that today. Of course, the lovely sunny day I left behind when I went to work turned into cold, cloudy and drizzle. Typical. Anyway, the kids look none the worse so will see what happens in the next few days.

  • Bob BobBob Bob Posts: 61

    Regarding the sweet peas I'd pinch them out just above the lower set of leaves. It'll encourage them to branch out rather than just stretching up. At this early stage you want them to bulk out rather than grow tall.



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