I am growing giant zinnia from seed and transplanting them to the
garden. They now have their first true leaves and are about three inches
tall. They look quite spindly. This may be because they are supposed to
finish out at thirty inches tall. Anyhow...is it proper to plant these
at the existing ground line with three inches above ground, or would it
be better to bury the plants so that the leaves are just above ground
(like planting a tomato). Any thoughts wold be appreciated.
EJ in NJ
More than enough light when the sun was on that side of the house, assuming
they were in a window.
In any case, do what Jangclub said. Don't plant them deeper than they
already are. If the seed packet or catalog said "tetraploid variety", plan
on having some serious stakes ready for early summer. I planted those once,
and they turned out twice as tall as the catalog claimed. There are two
plants in this picture, and that was early July.
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