About 8 weeks ago, we sowed Zinnia seeds in small containers. They germinated within 7 days and grew to several inches tall within 3 – 4 weeks. At that point we began transplanting the seedlings to larger containers and in the ground.
Every day or two, we check the Zinnias to see how they are doing. Its very hot now, so we have to make sure to water them.
We planted several seedlings in the ground. Our biggest problem was insects eating the leaves, so we sprayed an organic insecticide Garden Safe 80422X Houseplant and Garden Insect Killer, 24-Ounce Spray every few days. After transplanting, we made sure we watered the seedlings everyday to help the roots get established in the ground.
Two to three weeks after transplanting the Zinnia seedlings, we see buds forming! We are on countdown — waiting for gorgeous Zinnia blooms!
It’s been 8 weeks since we sowed Zinnia seeds, and this morning we finally have a pretty hot pink flower! What 3 steps did we take?
- Sow Zinnia seeds in containers. Cover with a thin layer of soil, about one-eight of an inch.
- Sprinkle water on the seeds everyday for 7 days.
- Once the seeds sprout, be sure to keep them hydrated (watered) until they reach a few inches in height. Zinnias will droop if they need water.
To learn how to transplant seedlings, click here.
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