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  1. hellraiser.singh37

    hellraiser.singh37 New Member

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    Hi,

    I am trying to setup a small scale aquaponics system at home. I am facing difficulty with initial stage seeding and transplantation. I have tried with lettuce, basil, cucumber as well as tomato. I use a mixture of coco peat, vermiculite and perlite for seeding. Initially the seeds sprout and grow for a while. But they dont grow much and are all leggy. They have quite thin stem and are not suitable for transplantation. They die after a week. I have tried grow light as well as partial sunlight. But I am not getting success.

    Pls help!

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  2. MickyD

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    I have mine in full morning sun up to lunch then dappled light until sunset. They seem to be going ok. Are you using a small amount of fertiliser? That may help. I use diluted system water.

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  3. Murray

    Murray Site Admin Staff Member

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    If they get "leggy" it is almost always lack of sunlight.
     
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  4. Jomy Issac Varghese

    Jomy Issac Varghese New Member

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    i am having my home based aquaponic system which is indoor and now i am facing problems with my seedlings or growing it.

    The initial growth was good but then just falls off as if it cant stand on its own. Is that what you call leggy ??? i have attached few pics for reference.

    i am not giving it direct sunlight, but is giving it sunlight from the window and also have put a grow light as well.

    kindly advice ?

    @hellraiser singh, can you update on how you overcome your problem you highlighted ?
     

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