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Author:  junkymagi [ Nov 17th, '14, 19:44 ]
Post subject:  Fragile stems on everything

Any idea what I'm missing that would cause the stems of everything I grow, from lettuce to beans, to be really fragile and frail?
Bean is running all over the place and I'm training to a string lattice but if I'm not really careful, the stems snap very easily.
Also, sprouts are very weak and most of the time just lay over then regrow upwards with a loop of stem acting as support on the gravel instead of the stem embedded in the gravel...

Some mineral or something?

Author:  aboman [ Nov 18th, '14, 03:21 ]
Post subject:  Re: Fragile stems on everything

How old is your system? Hows your sun light?

Author:  Colum Black-Byron [ Nov 18th, '14, 09:52 ]
Post subject:  Re: Fragile stems on everything

I'm going to go out on a limb and say it's indoor without enough light. Sounds like leggy plants.

Author:  junkymagi [ Nov 18th, '14, 10:01 ]
Post subject:  Re: Fragile stems on everything

They grow like mad. I have a large nickel metal hydrid (spelling?) grow light and also a 400watt equivalent flouresent light over the 4 foot square grow bed. The leaves all look healthy, dark green, only a bit of yellow on the older leaves on the bean plants. When I say they grow like mad, I mean almost a foot in length each day for the beans and I get handfuls of lettuce every day and still losing ground on them, going to have to bundle up some for neighbor, hehe.

Author:  Colum Black-Byron [ Nov 18th, '14, 10:04 ]
Post subject:  Re: Fragile stems on everything

Take some pictures for us?

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