How do I rescue my seedlings?

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I planted seeds and they have grown about 4". The problem is, the stem is skinny and week. What can I do?

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  • Tom G Tom G on Mar 09, 2019

    Miracle Grow

  • 2dogal 2dogal on Mar 09, 2019

    Not sure what your question is. Fescue is a type of grass...

    • Jan Jan on Mar 09, 2019

      They are tomatoes and cucumbers. They are too leggy. How do I get them stronger?

  • Trina Trina on Mar 09, 2019

    Move closer to the light source, they are getting leggy because they are trying to reach the light. Or if you have a grow light hang it above the seedlings closer to them . Also if you can pinch them back from the top an inch then they will spread out if you have enough sets of leaves to leave some leaves on after you pinch. What kind of seedlings?

  • Rymea Rymea on Mar 09, 2019

    They need more light. You probably need a grow light

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    • Rymea Rymea on Mar 09, 2019

      Sorry but that usually isn't enough. They need grow lights that you can adjust to keep the light just a few inches above the tops of the plants. They need the light about 15 hours a day. You might be able to save the tomatoes by repotting in deeper pots so that only half the stem is above the soil but you still need the lights and also warmth, so a cold window isn't great. You can't plant cucumbers deeper but Cucumbers grow quickly. You can plant the seeds directly in the ground after danger of frost is past.

  • Trina Trina on Mar 09, 2019

    Especially the tomatoes you can pinch back but even though they may be getting Sunshine they may not be close enough to the source so they are basically reaching, stretching out trying to get enough light. If you can do a grow light or if you can move them closer to the source I'm not sure where you have them located. But both of those need a lot lot lot of sun. Do you have them in a window? Or where do you have them located inside

  • Jan Jan on Mar 09, 2019

    yes, a window and I even move them to follow the sun throughout the day

  • 2dogal 2dogal on Mar 09, 2019

    Also, are they getting enough warmth? They may need a heat mat.

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