About Zinnia - briefly
An annual plant up to seventy cm high. Dense, dahlia-like flowers sit on straight and sturdy stems.
Seeds are sown in April in boxes. After sowing, they are kept in a dark place with constant humidity and air temperature twenty degrees until seedlings appear (seeds germinate after seven to ten days). Seedlings dive into loose, fertile soil and grow at a temperature of fifteen degrees and good illumination. Overmoistening should be avoided, since buds form better with moderate humidity. In early June, they are planted at a distance of 20 × 25 cm in nutrient-rich soil in a bright, sheltered from the wind place. Seeds can be sown in open ground, but flowering at the same time begins later. It blooms from July to October.
The first time they feed before flowering (two tablespoons of nitrophosphate per ten liters of water), the second during flowering (two table fertilizers "Flower" and one tablespoon of fertilizer "Rainbow" per ten liters of water), consumption - two liters per plant.