The Ultimate Guide to Planting Seedlings: Depth Matters

Planting your seedlings at the correct depth is akin to setting the foundation of a house.

Too shallow, and the roots may not establish properly, leaving your plants vulnerable to drying out.

Too deep, and your seedlings might struggle to break through the soil, stunting their growth or worse, leading to rot.

The depth should be twice the length of the seedling’s root ball.

Raised Beds

Aim to plant these slightly deeper than you would in a raised bed.

Planting Seedlings in the Greenhouse

A general guideline is to plant the seedlings so the top of the root ball sits just below the surface.

In-Ground Gardens

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