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bluepoppy
Apr 3, 2013 2:17 PM CST
I have started some zinnia seeds and they have their first set of true leaves..
Now I guess it is time to put in their own pot. Do you only plant as deep as they are now or can you plant deeper?
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chelle
Apr 3, 2013 7:09 PM CST
I've only transplanted zinnias to the same depth as they were previously.
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abhege
Apr 3, 2013 8:28 PM CST
I don't think it matters. I mean, it's not like a tomato where it's really beneficial to plant deep, but I don't think it hurts. I pretty much plant EVERYTHING a bit deeper.
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woofie
Apr 4, 2013 9:52 AM CST
I always plant mine deeper, because they always seem to get a bit too tall (probably from starting them too early!). I *think* that anything that will root from cuttings can be planted deeper. Haven't killed anything yet by doing that, anyway! Hilarious!
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bluepoppy
Apr 4, 2013 5:05 PM CST
THANKS. YES THEY ARE A LITTLE LEGGY BUT WAS AFRAID THEY WOULD ROT OFF AT THE GROUND LEVEL IF PUT IN DEEPER..
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woofie
Apr 4, 2013 6:03 PM CST
Just try not to overwater them. Smiling
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RickCorey
Apr 4, 2013 7:01 PM CST
When I worry about soil-level rot, I pile up some coarse pine bark chips or small nuggets around the stem.

The bark chips or nuggets let water and air flow through, so they dry out fast. The surface remains dry even when I overwater.

They even supply a little support.


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huggergirl
Apr 7, 2013 7:15 AM CST
im thinking Id better sow some seed today...I love zinnias
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abhege
Apr 7, 2013 5:45 PM CST
Doesn't anyone direct sow zinnias?
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chelle
Apr 7, 2013 6:42 PM CST
abhege said:Doesn't anyone direct sow zinnias?


Yes. But here at least, it seems like once the soil's warm enough to sprout them, we're then facing 3 months without rain. Sometimes it's just easier to get a head start in containers. Smiling

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woofie
Apr 7, 2013 6:46 PM CST
The growing season here is so short that direct sowing is just not an option, except maybe for Cosmos. Or weeds. Hilarious!
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abhege
Apr 7, 2013 7:22 PM CST
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Okay. I just can never seem to find the time to presprout them! I am really, really going to try and put some in paper pots tomorrow, right after I pot up about 90 peppers. Whew!

I do a 50' row with about 5 across (3 1/2' wide) so that's a lot of zinnias!
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huggergirl
Apr 8, 2013 6:50 AM CST
i do direct sow Zinnias,but its along the South side of a Brick building and I water....I also start them in milk jugs like winter sowing...and plant hunks of seedlings.
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abhege
Apr 8, 2013 11:37 AM CST
Peppers are done and DH filled almost 300 paper pots with soil so after lunch, ZINNIAS are getting planted! Yay!!!

I did the clump sowing with some gomphrena and am going to do celosia that way because I have about 6 or 7 varieties and i use a lot of it.
Name: woofie
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woofie
Apr 8, 2013 12:44 PM CST
You'll have to post photos of some of your cut flowers.
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abhege
Apr 8, 2013 4:26 PM CST
these are from last summer. First one is all the bouquets made and ready to transport. Second one they are spread out so you can see each one.

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Name: woofie
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woofie
Apr 8, 2013 4:43 PM CST
Pretty!
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abhege
Apr 8, 2013 4:55 PM CST
Yeah, wrong order...duh!

I did get the zinnias planted and all the celosia as well as a few other things, strawflowers, xeranthemum, purple hyacinth bean. I think I may run out of space in the garden!
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greene
Apr 15, 2013 7:49 AM CST
Freebie:
Just purchased Playtex Living Gloves and they came with a free packet of zinnia seeds.
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Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
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chelle
Apr 15, 2013 10:44 AM CST
Cool!

I used my old pair in the garden today...planting marsh plants in the mud.
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