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Zinnias dried too fast

Posted by house_beautiful 9 (My Page) on
Thu, Aug 2, 12 at 12:58

I planted some Zinnia from seeds in April this year. They seemed to be doing fine until they started blooming. Lately, all of them seemed to have dried out. They did not even bloom fully. Is this due to overexposure to sun or excessive watering? I have been watering everyday for a minute using drip irrigation. Thanks!

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RE: Zinnias dried too fast

No such thing as too much sun for a Zinnia. Too much water, probably in combination with finely-textured soil.

RE: Zinnias dried too fast

Thanks purpleinopp! Whats a good watering schedule for zinnias in containers? Is 2-3 times a week good enough?

RE: Zinnias dried too fast

Unless the weather's the same every day, a set schedule might not be possible. Water when the pot feels significantly lighter and it has mostly (but not completely) dried out.

RE: Zinnias dried too fast

What kind of potting mix is that?

RE: Zinnias dried too fast

It's the Supersoil potting soil

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