Stretched stems

I started my seedlings in inadequate light and created wimpy, stretched stems. I now have a 400 HPS and have staked them, but I wonder if they will be strong enough to support growth. What is the best recovery method? Some people have suggested planting them deeper, thus burying part of the existing stem. Is this a good idea?

If the seedlings are to be transplanted into the ground or to a larger container, the stems could be partially buried in order to give it some support. If the plants are being grown hydroponically or have already been transplanted, they should be supported with stakes. With more intense light the stems’ diameter will increase to support itself. Wooden skewers are convenient to use as stakes. Twist-ties are used to hold the plant in place.

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