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Is the germination of Zinnia seeds temperature critical?

Posted: 22/05/2017 at 10:53

Maybe different varieties of Zinnia require different temps?


I found the airing cupboard was very fast for wallflower germination. In fact, I got caught out recently. I put some in last month just to try it, and when I checked them just 5 days later they were about 40cm and straggly. They must have germinated at about 3 days. 


When I try again I will be checking daily.

Last edited: 22 May 2017 10:53:57

Is the germination of Zinnia seeds temperature critical?

Posted: 21/05/2017 at 13:45

I may try some on the south facing windowsill. Certainly a greater chance of light permeating  though to the seeds there.


 

Last edited: 21 May 2017 13:45:59

Is the germination of Zinnia seeds temperature critical?

Posted: 20/05/2017 at 12:00

Busy-Lizzie, do you mean once they have come through the the surface of the seed compost? I know that there are some seeds that do not require covering  On the Zinnia instructions it does say cover lightly.

Last edited: 20 May 2017 12:00:57

Is the germination of Zinnia seeds temperature critical?

Posted: 19/05/2017 at 12:52

I recently had only a 50% germination success rate with some Zinnia seeds. The other 50% did not appear later-they just failed to germinate. 


A 20 degree germination  temp is stated as the requirement. Usually, seeds have a bit of of tolerence on the germination temp.


I had them in the airing cupboard but I think the temperature is only reaching about 17 degrees, and is  bit low,


What are your experiences of this sort of thing?

Confused about Zinnia varieties- are Elagans the same thing as Lilliputs?

Posted: 16/05/2017 at 13:37

Arh right, ok. Thank you for clarifying. All sorted. 

Confused about Zinnia varieties- are Elagans the same thing as Lilliputs?

Posted: 16/05/2017 at 11:55

Following advice on here from my fellow gardeners  ,  I decided to grow some Zinnias. 


I liked the look of the Zinnia Elegans, and ordered some seeds. However, on the seed packet that arrived  it says Zinnia Lilliput. (no mention of the word Elegans) So, I am now wondering if I have got what I ordered or not. Can anyone clarify please-are they the same thing?
  

Suggest a large headed bright coloured  annual to grow.

Posted: 30/04/2017 at 14:08

I've been growing Rudbeckia for the last 3 years. I like the fact that they are quite a large plant, and that they have a decent sized flower head, and are bright colours.

Can anyone recommend something else to try that kind of fits the above criteria. (I'm not bothered about trying Dahlias at the  moment). 

Fiskers weeder-anyone got one?

Posted: 24/04/2017 at 11:03

Ok, thanks. It does appear to work well on dandelions in the video. (I find dandelions very easy to dig out with a large knife). I think I'll stick with weed killer for the daisies.    

Fiskers weeder-anyone got one?

Posted: 21/04/2017 at 13:13

I am thinking about a Fiskers weeder device. Of the weeders that I have seen, this one seems the most appropriate.


Although they appear to work ok on the larger individual weeds like dandelions, I`m a bit sceptical on how efficient they would be on a group of small leafed weeds like daisies.


If you have one of these tools, what are your thoughts on this?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHRFDQnp5v0

Last edited: 21 April 2017 13:14:02

Is there a weed killer specifically for daisies on lawns?

Posted: 19/04/2017 at 16:49

My lawn has loads of daisies. An amount too vast to dig out individually. I've doug the dandelions out as there were only about two dozen. I need advice on  a weed killer  to target daisies without killing the grass of course. Thanks.

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