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How deep to plant seedlings?

Posted by lucretia1 7/8 PNW (My Page) on
Thu, Mar 12, 09 at 12:15

I have some seedlings that are ready to go into bigger pots, and they're a little leggy. I'm wondering how deep to plant them. I know when I transplant my tomatoes, I bury them up to the leaves and they'll form new roots along the stems. Will these leggy little seedlings do the same thing, or should I plant them at the same depth they are now?

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RE: How deep to plant seedlings?

When I plant my seedlings out, I usually plant them up the first leaves, just to get the root stem as deep as possible. Thats more important with little seedlings than with larger seedlings with more developed root systems. I dont recall seeing any new roots forming on the stems of plants that were planted deeper.

RE: How deep to plant seedlings?

I agree somewhat with ptgrose but don't let your leaves sit on the dirt, maybe leave about 1/2 inch stem below the first leaves.

RE: How deep to plant seedlings?

Thanks! I'll pot them up this week and see how it goes.

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