How to Plant and Grow Zinnia Seeds

January 26, 2009

A few people have asked how to plant and grow zinnia seeds. If you have any questions about how to do anything to do with gardening let me know and I will write a post on it.

To plant the zinnia seeds you should find a nice open spot with mostly sun. A little shade in the afternoon won’t hurt. You need average soil to plant the zinnias. The better the soil the bigger they will grow.

Sow the seeds 1/8 deep and press the seeds into the soil. Don’t ever go deeper that a 1/4 inch. Keep the soil moist but not soggy until the plants are up 2 or 3 inches. Water the soil and not the plant when you are watering zinnias.  If you water the leaves they will probably get a fungus on them eventually. After they are a few inches tall let the soil dry out to 3/8 inch deep before you water again. Zinnias love the heat and sun but will need more water if it gets really hot.

After the zinnias are about 6 inches tall put a layer of mulch down so you wont’ have to water them so much. Once the plants begin to flower they should flower until they are killed by frost. You should be able to enjoy the zinnias for several months. If you have any questions or comments about zinnia or any other kind of flower seeds just put your comment below and I will answer it right away.


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