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Post  Marc Iverson on 3/29/2014, 7:54 pm

See title above!

Leeks get buried as they grow; so do potatoes. And some things get heavily mulched by the pros, like overwintering garlic and sometimes overwintering onions. Or planted deeper than ground level, like tomatoes. So some plants benefit from being partly buried or heavily mulched. Are there any that don't?
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Post  Marc Iverson on 3/30/2014, 5:12 pm

No responses? I would love to find out which ones are safe to have to put compost against, or bury a little deeper, and which are not.
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Post  CapeCoddess on 3/30/2014, 6:20 pm

As for the unknown things, I think peas like to be built up on with compost or mulch over time....especially as it gets warmer.  And I bury anything that is dog-legged.  I think peppers, tomatillos & ground cherries go deeper.  Other than that, I just feel my way.
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Post  boffer on 3/30/2014, 9:27 pm

I bury brassicas that are dog-legged. I don't know if it helps, but it doesn't hurt.
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Post  audrey.jeanne.roberts on 3/31/2014, 12:54 am

@boffer wrote:I bury brassicas that are dog-legged.  I don't know if it helps, but it doesn't hurt.
This is good to know, I have some leggy ones right now that are pretty much falling over. Worth a try!
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Post  sanderson on 3/31/2014, 4:13 am

+1 Good to know.
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Post  Marc Iverson on 6/25/2014, 7:47 pm

Well, bush beans planted down just a little seem to have taken to it just fine.

Oddly enough, as I've seen it suggested as being okay, some pepper seedlings I buried deeply are doing very poorly. No growth in weeks.

Thanks for all replies.

I have some leggy patty pan squash transplants that I may try this on.
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Post  camprn on 6/25/2014, 7:55 pm

@Marc Iverson wrote:Well, bush beans planted down just a little seem to have taken to it just fine.

Oddly enough, as I've seen it suggested as being okay, some pepper seedlings I buried deeply are doing very poorly.  No growth in weeks.

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I have some leggy patty pan squash transplants that I may try this on.
Mark how deeply did you put down those peppers? Typically they should be planted only to a depth twice the size of the root ball unless the stem is leggy. If you have not had any growth but they still look ok, and if the weather is warming up to about 50+degrees at night, maybe resetting the plants so they aren't so deep would be a good idea.

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Post  Marc Iverson on 6/25/2014, 9:14 pm

They were about six inches high, and I dropped them down a couple of inches from their normal level. They were a bit leggy, but were in a four-pack seedling tray, so their root ball wasn't very big at all. Sounds like I over-buried them then.

So I should think about reburying them if the nights are 50+? Hmm, okay. Couldn't hurt, as these are just completely stopped. One looks especially poor; still tiny and it's starting to yellow. We're just now getting nights above 50's.

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