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Can i plant leggy Zinnia deep...

Posted by dcrosby 5MA (My Page) on
Tue, May 12, 09 at 19:38

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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RE: Can i plant leggy Zinnia deep...

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 !!


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RE: Can i plant leggy Zinnia deep...

yeahh!

Thank you!


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RE: Can i plant leggy Zinnia deep...

can i plant so that the lower leaves are buried?

Thanks!


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RE: Can i plant leggy Zinnia deep...

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


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