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?
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.
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can i plant so that the lower leaves are buried?
I have and the plants did great! I think the leaves just decompose and new roots start popping out of those areas.