When to start my Zinnias
I'm trying to figure out when to sow my Zinnias indoors. I start most of my seeds indoors (never did Zinnias yet) from February and on. I'm in Zone 5 and usually plant outside later in May to be safe.
I've read that starting Zinnias should be 3 to 4 weeks prior to my last frost date. It doesn't seem like they would be very tall to plant outside if germination takes a week or so. ??
What would you recommend I do? Sow them in March? April?
I've found that lately when I direct sow my Zinnia mixes, I don't get a good germination rate, bugs eat the new leaves, etc. So I was hoping by starting them inside I could actually have some Zinnias this year! :) They're my favorite annual flower and I'm trying a bunch of specific varieties, so I need a little help.
I have read a lot of the other posts, but there's a lot to sift through, and this was one question I still had that didn't get answered by reading them. :)
Thanks in advance.