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Zinnia trouble

Posted by dazed77 6 (My Page) on
Fri, Jun 22, 12 at 12:55

Hi there!

I live in NJ close to the Hudson. I am growing zinnias and they seemed to be doing well, except that the leaves are wilting. I am not sure if it is due to over-watering or sweltering temperatures or due to come other reason.

Kindly take a look at the photo below. I hope you all are enjoying summer gardening!


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RE: Zinnia trouble

looks like they need more water...touch the soil with your finger if you are not sure..if it is too dry it needs more water...
also..if the leaves are turning yellow, it means over-watering.
if they start to turn brown(dry)at the tips, they need more water.

zinnias need plenty of sunlight, heat and regular watering..I live in NJ, I plant them every year and they bless me with a blast of blooms.. :) good luck!

RE: Zinnia trouble

check the drainage too...if excess water is drained properly...

RE: Zinnia trouble

Thank you!!!! :-)

RE: Zinnia trouble

Is this plant on a terrace? I see a lot of brick and concrete. Keep in.mind, official temps are recorded off the ground, in the shade--around here, those temps have been quite hot (upper 90's), they can get much hotter on a terrace without a lot of other plants or evaporation. Plus, you have to deal with wind. I know because I used to have to garden on a terrace. It's a challenge!

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