growing herbs from seeds - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by sarverdeann
March 24, 2009
I purchased the pot with herb seeds, followed the directions and they sprouted but now they are too thin to stand up and are growing any more. I used miracle grown when watering them, but that didn't seem to help. What can I do to save them?

Answer from NGA
March 24, 2009
Tall and spindly seedlings are signalling their need for more light. If it is too cold to take them outdoors, you will need to provide a source of artificial light for them. I use fluorescent shop lights, keeping the bulbs only 2 inches above the plants and moving the light source up as the plants grow. As soon as your little seedlings get enough light they will grow into sturdy little plants.

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