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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

    MickyD New Member

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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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