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Phlox seedings fallen over

Hi all, Ive grown some Phlox Moody Blues from seed, they were fine until I potted them on in to 9cm pots and they have sort of fallen over grown sideways abit and are now sort of growing up again with a bend in them.... does anyone have any ideas why this would happen / what Ive done wrong?




  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,417

    Had they got a bit leggy before you potted them on Lee?

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • BookertooBookertoo Posts: 1,306

    It's been very dark and cool, so many seedlings have got aall and leggy, and they will do this when repotted.  Half my greenhouse looks like this from time to time - well, half the contents do,  rather than the greenhouse itself!!  Anyway,  you coud just give them time and patience, pinch out the tips if possible, or resow.  I'd be inclined to just go with it, once they get more light they will go upwards, even if with a kink in the stem. 

  • LeeDLeeD Posts: 20

    thanks for the replys, I think they were a bit leggy, I grew them by a window so maybe I didnt turn them enough so they kept pulling to the light... Oh well as you say, I will keep these going and can always try again image

  • cairnsiecairnsie Posts: 388

    My cornflower seedlings looked like this and since i have planted them they look much better and have recovered brilliantly

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