How to transplant cucumbers and green beans - Knowledgebase Question

Montclair, Ca
Question by lisguevara
March 22, 2010
I'm ready to transplant my cucumbers and green beans which I grew from seed. Do I need to plant them all they way up to the leaves? The stems are about 7 inches long.


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Answer from NGA
March 22, 2010

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Tomatoes are the only vegetable transplants that you should plant deeply. This is because they will develop roots along the buried stem. This doesn't work with cucumbers or green beans, though. These plants should be planted at the same soil depth as they were growing in the containers. If you bury the stems too deeply they may rot. Best wishes with your veggie transplants!

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