Leggy tomato plants

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  1. alan

    alan Gardener

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    hi

    I am new to the gardening game I have probably got a bit over excited with my new toys at christmas. Started my tomato seeds in my new propogator and have now moved them to a heated greenhouse They are "sungold" F1 hybrids and they seem to be a litle leggy, can they be saved.

    Grateful for any help

    Yours

    Tonka
     
  2. SteveW

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    Hi Alan

    Its due to the lack of light at this time of year, One solution is to bury them much deeper when repotting, tomatoes will throw roots out from the stem
     
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    Ditto that, lack of light.

    You could also use a uv light in the greenhouse, that provides the plants with the necessary light (being honest though, may not be worth the electric!).

    Nathan
     
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    thanks guys
    will try that. was i to earlying setting the seeds?
     
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    Alan,

    I sowed 3 Tomato seeds yesterday (sweet million), and am going to sow some more in about 4-6 weeks time, that way I will get a longer cropping period.

    Tomatoes can be sown in a greenhouse in January, if they are going to stay in the greenhouse, for planting outside, you want to leave about another 4-6 weeks.

    Nathan.
     
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