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Zinnia 101: The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Growing Vibrant Flowers. A great beginner flower that anyone can grow!
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.
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.
You sure can! Just make sure to buy the dwarf variety of seeds. Keep them in full sun and water often. Great for decks or small spaces!
Zinnias are some of the best cut flowers. They last long in a vase and are great to give to others!