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Leggy tomato starts

kudzu9
4 months ago

Every year I start maybe 40 different kinds of heirloom tomatoes from seed in my greenhouse. I use quality starting mix, have grow lights, and keep them well watered. I start them in trays that have good size cells (24 plants to an 11"X21" tray), and when they start sizing up I put them in 4" pots. But every year they get very leggy, not like the sturdy, squat ones you find at stores. I plant my spindly tomatoes deep, and they bush out and produce after a while. But I'd like to grow more compact starts. Any suggestions?

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