Starting seeds indoors and using a fan?
Hi! I'm kind of a newbie gardener, and new to this site. I'm starting seeds indoors for the first time ever, and I think I'm making some mistakes.
Someone told me that I should have a fan running to circulate air around the plants, and that this would make the plant stems stronger. Well, it seems like it's just causing the flat that is directly in front of the fan to dry out, and the plants are wilting. Also, while some of the plants do have strong, short stems, the zinnias I planted got really leggy. I'm using grow lights, but I'm growing in a basement that is a little cool, and I did not use any heating mats.
I finally just turned the fan off yesterday--I don't think it's doing anything. But, am I wrong?
And, why are some of my plants leggy--is it too cold? Does using a fan really help seedlings from being leggy because it doesn't seem to be working for me--or is that bad advice?