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Problems growning impatiens from seed...

14 years ago

This is my second year to grow plants from seeds under flourescent lights in my basement. All of my plants are healthy and lush, except for the impatiens. They are tiny, barely growing, and look sickly. I had the same thing happen last year.

I've already started hardening off the plants (been getting lots of sunlight lately), but the impatiens are just not growing like the rest of the plants. I'm wondering, since they are mainly shade plants, if I should not have them in the direct sunlight all day? Could that be the problem? Or could it be the soil? I have them in Miracle Grow potting soil.

This is really frustrating because I grew a lot of them since we have a lot of shady areas in our yard. I would really appreciate any help/advice.


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