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 Post subject: Seedling planting depth
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:32 am 
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I know that tomato seedlings can be planted very deep because they'll grown roots from their stem, but I was wondering if I could do that with anything else? Particularly zucchini, peppers and eggplant. All my seedlings are a bit leggy and I was hoping that when I plant them out I could make them more stable by planting them deep.


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 Post subject: Re: Seedling planting depth
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 5:48 pm 
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Yes, you can plant the three you mention deeper. But if the stems are very thin and weak they may be more susceptible to injury/rot too. That's why it is important to provide enough light (and not excessive nitrogen) for optimal seedling growth.

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 Post subject: Re: Seedling planting depth
PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 6:03 pm 
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Thank you! I'll give it a go and keep my fingers crossed!


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 Post subject: Re: Seedling planting depth
PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 5:27 pm 
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Do not overwater when you plant them deep like that, cause you could have dampening off issues if so. Keep them mostly watered but a bit thirsty so they are inspired to grow new roots from the stem.


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