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Swiss chard flopping over

hamiltongardener
14 years ago

I need some suggestions on my swiss chard. My seedlings are lanky and are falling over. They continue to grow and are not being eaten by anything, it's just that they are way too topheavy. the stem is about an inch long above the ground before it hits the crown(?) where the leaves start to form. They have gotten plenty of sun and warmth, so I don't think it's a matter of them getting too lanky by lack of sunlight. They just have very thin stems.

Is it ok to bury the seedlings up to those crowns, similar to what you would do to a tomato seedling? Or will that kill the plant?

Is there anything I can do to prevent this?

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