Can someone out there please help me directly or refer me to a reference source of some kind. The question is this: You know how Cleome & Cosmos seedlings can be buried with their stems down beneath the soil line? Like with tomato plants? Well, when I prepare to install leggy seedlings of other plants, I am tempted to do the same, but don't in fear they'd just rot after I've finally nurtured them into existence. Many have.
Until I get my act together so that my seedlings' first foliage practically hugs the soil, I wonder if there is a 'key' to knowing which flowering annuals can accept this deeper planting treatment. Or perhaps there is a genus or family that universally accepts it? Can anyone suggest a source? Better yet, please post names of flowering plants that you know will survive this deep-stem-planting treatment. I'm particuarly interested in annuals. Thanks and happy gardening.
Edited 3/14/2005 5:41 pm ET by kent3