parsley - Knowledgebase Question

Plymouth, Ma
Question by sharonhanrah
March 23, 2010
I have started parsley indoor and is up 4-5 inches-healthy but stems are thin and tops are heavy and now plant is bending over, How do I strengthen stems

Answer from NGA
March 23, 2010


When plants don't get enough light they become leggy and topple over. Try setting them under gro lites (or fluorescent lights), keeping the lights on 14-16 hours a day and turning them off at night. Keep the tops of the plants only 2" beneath the fluorescent bulbs. Once they get adequate light they won't have to stretch and become weak.

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