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Gazette Gardener: Healthy seedlings need right amount of light and water

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The goal for gardeners who start seeds indoors is to have seedlings that are robust with good color ready to plant outdoors in late May. But often I hear from gardeners that their results are disappointing — the seedlings are lanky, the color poor and the plants appear weak. So, what went wrong? Healthy seedlings need water, warmth — generally around 70 degrees — and bright direct light. In our climate, a windowsill generally does ...

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