BartJY
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Garden Guru, I need your wisdom....

Howdy,

Just planted some Four O'Clock seeds. The packet said to plant them 1/2 inch deep. I planted them more like 1 inch. Are they doomed? Should I replant?

Thank you O' Wise One...
Bart

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rainbowgardener
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Re: Garden Guru, I need your wisdom....

give them a chance. They may make it. But let us know where you are located and what your weather is like now. Where I am, we have killer heat for as long as the extended forecast goes. That is not the weather for planting anything.

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Re: Garden Guru, I need your wisdom....

It may take longer but if you have deep moisture without being soggy they may still come up. I usually just fluff up the soil and put the seeds on top. I keep four o'clocks for beetle control in a pot. They make tubers and drop seeds all the time so I have to rougue out the ones that escape.

Most seeds need light to geminate and I would rather go shallow than deep.

BartJY
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Re: Garden Guru, I need your wisdom....

I'm a few miles from Charlottesville VA. And today will be mid 80s.....

The ground where they were planted is fluffy. I added a large bag of potting mix when I tilled the soil. I'll be sure to keep it moist.

Bart



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