Z – Zinnia

By Michael Martin On April 30, 2016 · Add Comment · Z – Zinnia

Zinnia, this I have decided as being my cut flower of choice, the form looks good.

If you wish to direct sow your Zinnia in the soil, which is often the recommended method, I should wait until towards the end of April. Soil should be rich in organic matter and the bed should get full sun. I sow plants to about a foot apart.

Zinnias are very productive beasties, so keep harvesting the flowers and they will keep coming for yonks. The wise words from Higgledy Gareden.

I have searched tomes at the library followed up the authors on the internet and then decided on one or two flowers for what is going to be my ‘cut flower’ patch down the Allotment.

allotment, Norfolk, England
The Plot

The plot is way to big for me to fill with vegetable crops so I have decide one third will be cut flowers, I have a random selection of about twenty packets of seed, Cornflowers and the like…

Higgledy Garden Seeds, Higgledy, garden, flowers
Higgledy Garden seeds

Zinnias and Thursday’s choice Xeranthemum are going to be my two challenges (having never grown cut flowers before) and needing a new challenge, well this ones over for another year…Hope you have all enjoyed popping by the Allotment for some Plants, Produce & Pondering’s and have picked up one or two little things you can take on your own journey, but remember make it a Slow Journey enjoy the ride!

Allotment, Norfolk, england
welcome to the Allotment, do drop in.

 

3 thoughts on “Z – Zinnia”

  1. Of course. If you cut them more will grow. That’s the bit I need to remember.
    Well done for getting to Z and finishing a great AtoZ.
    My computer’s been struggling so I focussed on getting my posts out each day. It’s been lovely catching up with yours. I’ll try to have a better computer ready for next year so I can wander daily as one should. I’ll always feel obliged to check in on you and thanks for doing likewise. Decided your theme for next year yet? tee hee

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