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    Seedlings with too long of a stem

    My seedlings have stems about 6" long and not standing tall they're in 2" of soil inside. Should I repot in a deeper pot and coverup part of the stem so they are straight or should I stake them? Thanks for the advice. It is still too early to plant in the outside garden.

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    re: Seedlings with too long of a stem

    I have the same problem at exactly the same stage. Dunno. I'm going to try dropping my 2 bulb 20w florscent to within 3-4 inches of the tops. Hope that works.

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    re: Seedlings with too long of a stem

    yea, drop the lights, and repot the seedling into a deeper pot so that the bottom leaves are just above the soil. You can use a LITTLE clone gel to rub on the stem before burrying it to stimulate root growth out of the stem, but apply it very very lightly.

    They should root all the way up that way, and be happy after a week or 2.

    good luck girl and guy. !

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    re: Seedlings with too long of a stem

    Mine is in rockwool and hydro not soil. What are my options?

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    re: Seedlings with too long of a stem

    use 3 small stakes and loosley support works great...

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    Re: Seedlings with too long of a stem

    Hey blonde did you ever figure it out? Im running dwc and rockwool as well and my stems are kinda long from before i put them in the system i was using the wrong lights warm cfls now im using cool white and it is growing fine now growing its 3rd node but the stems are long