Can i plant leggy Zinnia deep...

dcrosby(5MA)May 12, 2009

Hi folks

question...my zinnia are healthy but realy tall and lanky. What i'm thinking is that if i plant them deeper than the root ball, the stem a few inches down, perhaps they would be hardier

Does that make sense?

Thanks!

Dale

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flowersnhens(Maine 4)

YES !! and it works too. I have planted many many annuals so that only an inch or less is above the soil. Most annuals can be planted like this. Perennials Cannot !!. Perennials (alot of them anyways) will die.

Have fun !!

    Bookmark   May 12, 2009 at 8:05PM
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dcrosby(5MA)

yeahh!

Thank you!

    Bookmark   May 12, 2009 at 8:46PM
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dcrosby(5MA)

can i plant so that the lower leaves are buried?

Thanks!

    Bookmark   May 13, 2009 at 1:19PM
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alwaysagarden(CA 9b)

I have and the plants did great! I think the leaves just decompose and new roots start popping out of those areas.

    Bookmark   May 14, 2009 at 2:44AM
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