broccolli seedlings need help

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  1. mtnhighgirl

    mtnhighgirl Well-Known Member

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    I started some broccolli seeds awhile ago, and they look so sad! They are very scrawny and tall, falling over and getting stuck in the dirt. What did I do wrong? Can I save them? What should I do differently when I try to start the next batch? I have this problem every time I try to start my own broccolli seeds. Thanks for your help!
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  3. Leah IL

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    I posted a similar question here a couple of weeks ago and got good advice. Look for the thread "Are my broccoli seedlings ok?" I opted to restart mine, and they are doing great now with a fluorescent light about 1" above. If you read the above mentioned thread, you will get a good idea what to do.

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    Thanks for the help. Some of them might make it, but I'm going to start another batch today, with some additional lighting.
     
  5. Helena

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    Yep..pulled my stringy seedlings out of their pots and started new ones also..tossed the seedlings into my salad that night !!
     
  6. Leah IL

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    Well, at least we're all learning something, right? :)