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Name: Angela
Olympia, WA (Zone 7b)
Apr 21, 2017 12:09 PM CST
Hubbies seedlings placed at a north east window are very leggy and some tomatoes plants 8" have fallen over.
Thanks to everyone who have been so helpful : )
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Apr 21, 2017 2:05 PM CST
Re-pot the tomatoes, burying all but about 2" of the stem. Then get them into some sun.
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Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
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Apr 21, 2017 6:37 PM CST
Sadly, poor Angela, they've had the longest, coldest most rainy/snowy winter in recorded history up there in the Great Northwest. I think the last two days there has been some sun though.

Angela, if the bad weather returns, you might have to resort to putting some grow lights on your tomato seedlings until there's more sunlight to be had. I'd say you've probably got at least another month before you can plant out tomatoes up there, considering how cold it's been.Tomato plants need warm soil, and night temperatures to stay above 50ish in order to get going outside.

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Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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Apr 21, 2017 6:47 PM CST
Sounds like the weather we've had here too, Elaine! I imagine they won't get a lot of sun on a north east window even if it does shine. Maybe a little at the end of the day?
Name: Angela
Olympia, WA (Zone 7b)
Apr 21, 2017 10:47 PM CST
Thank You! EVERYONE Hurray!
Thanks to everyone who have been so helpful : )

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