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I planted some Burpee baby leaf hybrid spinach in a tray in the basement. When it came up it looks spindly and has stopped progressing. I have 3 led grow lights about 8 inches above it. Any thoughts on what the problem is?
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Thats potting soil? It has too much fertilizer for babies. They carry their own food. An infant will enjoy a porthouse steak as they grow adult but not prior. Might not even digest meat well by natural design. Children need far less. If you look into it, you will see a progression of fertilizer availability from none in seeding soil to 1\4 strength just prior to transplant and then light fertilizer in the soil upon transplant to heavy doses upon flower and maturity. Its literally progressive because among other things the mass of the plant is so small. What do they weigh now maybe 2 or 4 paperclips? They would find fertilizer causes problems with a full grown plant ratio of fertilizer to soil. These fertilizers are salts among other chemistry and they burn new skin. They are also often acidic, which blunts root tips especially if the acid has dissolved any metal compounds as acids are good at doing.
 

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