The Tattered Pew
A Step-by-Step Guide to Get Beautiful Zinnias with Minimal Effort
Why Choose Zinnias for Your Garden?
Zinnias prefer well-drained soil that is rich in organic matter. Before planting, work compost or well-rotted manure into your soil to improve its texture and fertility. Also, make sure the soil is loose and friable.
If you're planting them outdoors, sow the seeds directly in the soil after the last frost date. Cover the seeds with a thin layer of soil.
Zinnias need consistent moisture to thrive. Water them regularly, especially during dry spells. Zinnias also benefit from regular applications of fertilizer.
Pinching and deadheading zinnias can help promote more blooms. Pinch the growing tips of the plants when they are about 6 inches tall. Deadhead the spent flowers to encourage more blooms.
Zinnias are some of the best cut flowers.