Does anyone have experience growing cucumbers from seeds indoors? We started ours on Sunday and they have TAKEN OFF! However, I want to ensure they're not getting leggy and I should move them under lights. This photo is 4 days since they were put into their humidity dome with lights. Any help is appreciated!
2nd row in from the left
Cucumber seedlings are known to grow quickly, and it's important to monitor them closely to ensure they don't become too leggy or spindly. Leggy seedlings occur when there isn't enough light, causing the plant to grow tall and thin in an attempt to reach more light. This can weaken the plant and make it more susceptible to disease and damage.
To prevent leggy seedlings, make sure your cucumber plants are getting enough light. If you're using artificial lights, the lights should be positioned just a few inches above the plants to provide enough light intensity. You can also use reflective materials around the plants to help maximize the amount of light they receive.
Additionally, make sure your cucumber seedlings have adequate space to grow. Crowded seedlings can compete for light, water, and nutrients, leading to leggy growth. If your seedlings are overcrowded, consider thinning them out or transplanting them to individual containers.
Finally, make sure your cucumber seedlings are getting enough water and nutrients. Keep the soil evenly moist, but avoid overwatering as this can lead to fungal diseases. Once the seedlings have developed their first true leaves, you can start fertilizing them with a balanced liquid fertilizer.
With proper care and attention, your cucumber seedlings should continue to grow strong and healthy.