snapdragon seedlings - Knowledgebase Question

clifton, Ma
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Question by elb1293
March 5, 2010
newly germinated snapdrogon seedlings seem to need something to get them to grow faster. Are there any special requirements for the species

Answer from NGA
March 5, 2010
Snapdragons are usually easy to grow from seeds. Once the seeds germinate they will need a source of light for 14-16 hours per day. If they don't get enough light they will struggle and may even become tall and spindly. I use fluorescent shop lights. The kinds with a metal hood and chains to adjust their height. Hang them from the ceiling or support them on a wooden frame and set the lights so they are only an inch or two above the tops of your plants. Move the light bank up as your plants grow. With adequate light and a feeding with a diluted liquid fertilizer (I use Miracle Gro at a rate of one tablespoon per gallon of water), your snapdragons should thrive.

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