leggie plants

montgomery, AL(Zone 7b)

Some of my seedling have gotten pretty leggie I think due to heat. They are close to the lites so all I can blame it on is the heat. I know tomatoes can be planted deep. Can I plant annuals like zinnias deeper or will that rot the stems? The ornamental basil is very leggie & so is the salvia..matter of fact a lot of them are :(
Sugar_fl

Westbrook, ME(Zone 5a)

Sugar_fl, A lot of plants get leggy when growing under lights. I think it's from the light and not the heat. Honestly - I have put out some pretty sorry looking seedlings in my garden - they seem to fill out and take off when they get that breath of fresh air and nice warm sunshine. Don't worry too much. The zinnias, basil, and salvia can all be pinched at the top too. That will force them to branch out more. It won't hurt them a bit.

montgomery, AL(Zone 7b)

Poppysue,
Can I plant the Zinnias a little deeper? I will pinch them too.
Sugar_fl

Westbrook, ME(Zone 5a)

Sure - I don't think they'd mind being planted a little deeper.

montgomery, AL(Zone 7b)

poppysue or anyone,
Do u know of any flower that the stem would rot if planted a little deeper?
Sugar_fl

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