Answer: Congratulations on your progress! Ideally, you want your transplants to be sturdy and stocky. To grow them that way, keep them in very bright light (many gardeners use supplemental lighting such as fluorescents), water them only enough to keep the soil slightly moist and not sopping wet, and provide them with good air circulation. Fertilize just lightly so that they grow vigorously but not overly lush. Based on your description, I suspect they may be in need of more light, as well as possibly a little less water and maybe a little less fertilizer.
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