I am raising Zuchini from seed. My seedlings are 4~5 inches high but where it comes out of the raising mix it’s just a very thin threadlike stem and are laying over, is there any reason for this

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Hi Grant,

The three common causes for this problem can be:

  • Insufficient light: This is the main culprit to having leggy and thin seedlings. They try to grow towards the light.
  • Lack of moisture: If the mix dries out at any time this can cause plants to grow thin and weak stems. Dry soil can stop the seedlings from accessing nutrients to grow stronger stems.
  • High temperatures: This causes rapid growth, the stems will grow much faster than the leaves. This can happen if temperatures get too high.

I hope this helps

The Palmers Team

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