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Old April 19, 2017   #1
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Default Should these leaning seedlings be culled?

First time growing from seed and on any scale past a single pot. Making a lot of mistakes as I go, particularly not starting enough seeds. Starting to think I won't have enough plants so I'm reluctant to kill off laggards. Trying to start a second wave of seeds but the seeds don't emerge whether I start them in a tray or start in a paper towel and transfer to tray. Anyway, have a look at these little guys and let me know if I should be separating them from the herd if they seem diseased or non-viable. Worth noting, particularly in the third picture, that the seedling is bending away from the light. Thanks!
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Old April 19, 2017   #2
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Some of the regular leaf and nearly all my potato leaf plants grow sideways early. Your plant looks okay to me, lots of vibrant new growth there.
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Old April 19, 2017   #3
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The plants look fine, maybe start some low level fertilizer to start with. I wouldn't cull anything right now.
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They all look great! Keep them all!

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I think the white cup is reflecting and diffusing the light, and they are growing toward the direction where the light is the brightest. And I agree they look good.
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I Turn mine daily. They are normal and just leaning toward the light,
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Old April 20, 2017   #7
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Thank you all. First time tomato parent jitters I guess


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I think the white cup is reflecting and diffusing the light, and they are growing toward the direction where the light is the brightest. And I agree they look good.
Would it make sense to wrap the containers in a dark tape?
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No tape they are fine.
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