Leggy seedlings - bury deep but that'll bury the baby leaves


27 Oct 2003
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United Kingdom
Hi folks

Some lovage and licorice seedlings are very leggy.

On youtube I saw all sorts of leggy seedlings being repotted deep, because the stems can become roots. Bit those examples had the baby leaves high up, near the true leaves.

My licorice has the baby leaves at soil level then spindley stems before the true leaves appear. If I bury them deep I'll be burying the baby leaves.

The lovage has several long stems all coming from the same point as the baby leaves, so again, I'd be burying the baby leaves too.


What do you suggest (apart from not letting them get leggy in the first place:oops:)
Thank you!
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