DEAR NEW FARM:
I recently happened upon your site. It is full of great information!
I am into my second year of greenhouse growing and I could
really use some advice. I am currently growing annuals, but
when I mist my seedlings some of them are falling over. The
trays are under plant lights and appear very healthy. Temperature
and humidity are at the appropriate levels. My seedlings are
growing like crazy, so I’m not sure why some of them
are falling over. There is no leaf problem, and the potting
mix does not appear to be too moist or too dry. I'm really
at loss. Any information and/or advice would be most appreciated.
Irish Meadow Greenhouse
We asked our two greenhouse gurus, April Johnson and Eileen
Weinsteiger, to weigh in on this one. Here’s what they
had to say:
“I think the problem might be that the plants are
getting leggy stretching for light. Move light closer and
move them up as they grow. It could also be the mist making
the plant leaves heavy and then droop. And it could be a
combination of both. Remember, always keep seedlings moist,
“Water the seedlings at the soil level and, because
the seedlings are growing too rapidly, lower the temperature.
This should help with the problem.”
us with comments, suggestions and questions.