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My growroom and start to 2009

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Phototos got deleted by accident again.......
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Yes, spring is in the air! It won't be long until the garden is all planted and you can go fishing.biggrin.gif
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Nice looking plants ALX.
Question though.
I noticed you already have your plants by the window. I still have mine under a light 16hrs a day on a heated blanket. I have read that giving them direct sunlight when very young can cause them to become spindly. From the picture it looks like your tray of smallest plants has become slightly spindly. Some of my plants have become spindly because I had the light up way too high and blanket warmth up too much. Ok, now the question (finally).
When you transplant to larger containers I assume you bury part of the stalk underground. Do you ever have trouble with them properly rooting afterwards?

I'm wondering because I have some black brandywine and cherokee purple that are very spindly and I would love to not waste the seeds, time and effort. I still have enough time to start new ones and will try transplanting before I do anything, but was just seeking your opinion on the matter.

Here are my ones that are more "spindly"

As you can see I will have to bury them kind of deep.

My little grow area...

Under the towels are another tray of tomatoes and my hot peppers. I accidentally killed my first ones, too much heat and not enough water-oops.

One more question, sorry-
Do you germinate the whole time without covering them from the light? I was going to but haven't, but you plants seemed to germinate fine so I was wondering.

Sorry for a rather long post, thanks for any help.
Good luck with the garden
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i'm ready too but 12"s of snow last night slowed things down should melt fast this time of year.
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Ok thanks.
Cleared a lot up for me.
Someone had recently told me to transplant when they get their 3rd set of leaves, but you seem to know what you are doing.
I have been gardening for a few years now but this is my first year doing everything from seed. Mostly because you can't get all the different heirlooms and hybrid strains at a local nursery, at least not around here.
Thanks for the advice.
Oh,
I just noticed in your last photo you already have your onions going. Just got mine in today.
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