Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Gardening Advice Needed

So I planted a zillion Zinnia seeds, and while I have a few of these



mostly I have weeds. Why did so few plants come up? Should I start the seeds in pots, transplant, and then heavily mulch? Right now I'm weeding around the plants I have and then laying newspaper and grass clippings around the stems.

This plot has typically done great with Zinnias, although I had the same problem last year. This year, I can't blame it on a lack of rain!

Any suggestions?

3 comments:

christinelaennec said...

I can't really advise, since I garden in completely different conditions, and amn't very familiar with zinnia cultivation. But I do wonder whether the rain may have stopped the seeds from germinating.

Can you call an agricultural extension for advice?

Kris said...

Can't help you there. I'm of the "plant it, hope it doesn't die" gardening circle....!

Catherine Balducci said...

It looks like that flower is waving hello. Pretty! All I can do is be inspired to plant. So thank you. And I hope they grow!

-Catherine B.