Zinnia Growing Information
Zinnias can be either direct sown in to the fial container or started in plug trays.
Zinnia seed is large. We suggest using a plug tray of 128 cells per tray, not the normal 288 cells tray.
Seeds & Crop information :
Seed Count : approximately 100-300 seeds per gram.
Available as raw seed.
Time from sowing to transplanting : 15-20 days.
Time from transplanting to first flower : 15-30 days.
STAGE 1 (3-5 DAYS)
STAGE 2 (5-7 DAYS)
STAGE 3 (7-10 DAYS)
STAGE 4 (10-15 DAYS)
|Growth Stage||Stage 1||Stage 2||Stage 3||Stage 4|
pH : 5.8-6.0
|At the end of Stage 1, germination is complete, the radicle will have emerged and roots are beginning to form.||At the end of Stage 2, The roots are developing, a stem is present and the cotyledons have expanded.||At the end of Stage 3, the roots should be penetrating the plug cell and the first true leaves have developed.||At the end of Stage 4, the roots should hold the plug mass together easily. The shoots should have 2-3 sets of ture leaves. Level 2**|
|Moisture||Seeds should be covered with a light layer of peat moss to maintain moisture levels. Media should be moist to the touch but not saturated.||Maintain the media on the dry side. When lightly touched, a minimal amount of moisture should be sensed. Level 2**||Level 2**||Level 2**|
|Growing Environment||Under 70% plastic shade net.||Full sun||Full sun||Full sun|
|Lighting||Light is not necessary for germination to occur.||Full sun||Refer Stage 2.||Normal light (full sun)|
|Media Temperature||21-24 degrees centigrade.||18-20 degrees centigrade.||18-20 degrees centigrade.||17-18 degrees centigrade.|
|Fertilizer||No fertilizer||Feed established seedlings at 50-75 ppm nitrogen every 2-3 waterings with a calcium-based fertilizer.||Refer stage 2. Increase rate to 100 ppm nitrogen||Refer stage 3|
| Media EC
|EC<0.5||EC 0.5-0.75||EC 0.5-0.75||EC 0.5-0.75|