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« on: March 20, 2007, 16:09 »
is there anyway to stop this happening,  as i have found in the past?

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« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2007, 16:20 »
my beets got so leggy they fell over :shock:   seems to be a mixture of lack of light and being too close to the radiator (getting hot and cold) which duffed mine up. the lack of light has me confused because they have foil around them and catch the sun ok.

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« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2007, 16:22 »
Plenty of diffuse light.  Direct sunlight is not a good idea leeky.
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« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2007, 16:35 »
Thanks Aunt Sally. maybe a covering that is slightly opaque would help?

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« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2007, 17:24 »
mine are sat in our spare bedroom at the moment... should i cover them with something then?

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« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2007, 17:29 »
I think I am perhaps going to have to go with the middle of the bathroom in future. There are two windows in there and I can keep them away from the radiator at the same time.

Other alternatives are windows that dogs can and will get to (destroying the lot) or patio which happens to be by radiator so seeds get blasted with hot and cold.

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« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2007, 17:41 »
... give them as much light as possible and keep turning them round, otherwise they get leggy and lean over!

If they're a bit leggy but otherwise OK, as I've had in the past, I just plant them quite deep.  But they tend not to do as well as ones that haven't been stretched!

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Re: Leggy Seedlings
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2007, 17:47 »
Quote from: "jennyb"
is there anyway to stop this happening,  as i have found in the past?


Have a look at this link & scroll down to the third post...

http://www.chat.allotment-garden.org/viewtopic.php?t=2921
Did it really tell you to do THAT on the packet?

Seeds are SOWN, planting's for plants (and bulbs & tubers)!

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« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2007, 20:16 »
thanx all

i turn them round every day anyway,  when i check on them of a morning and evening

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« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2007, 20:48 »
Yummy,now it`sgetting warmer can you turn the radiator off during the day then when it starts to get dark move seedlings anywere else and turn radiators on if you need them,just a thought.

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« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2007, 16:53 »
Quote from: "Annie"
Yummy,now it`sgetting warmer can you turn the radiator off during the day then when it starts to get dark move seedlings anywere else and turn radiators on if you need them,just a thought.


Yes could perhaps give that a go- thanks. OH works from home though and puts heating on in the day sometimes... will see how cold it is.



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