Re: [tomato] Seed starting advice - Thanks Chuck!

margaret lauterbach (
Tue, 02 Mar 1999 09:33:17 -0700

>5. Are some tomato seedlings more delicate than others?  My Santa F1 (grape
>tomatoes) seem to grow slower and be more leggy than others (with my new
>lighting system, I'm hopeing to prevent this)
>I'm a ham radio operator, and we always rely on experienced hams
>affectionately called " Uncle Elmers"  to help newbies.  Thank you for being
>Peter White, Zone 10, South Florida

Peter, if you'd stroke your seedlings daily with a piece of 8 1/2 X 11
paper held between thumb and two fingers, and/or set a fan on your
seedlings once they develop true leaves, they'll be sturdier and less
leggy.  Less leggy mostly with light proximity.  Margaret