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Seed Saving And Starting Zinnias
This is what the zinnia started in this post looks like today. I blurred the information on the stick because it has somebodies name on it. They will get this plant in a couple of months. I transplanted it in a discarded green pot. Looks like it just came from a commercial greenhouse.
I started these on 1/19/2013.
There are many ways to to it. This works for me.
I tend to start things too early because I want to make sure I have them at the right planting time. You can't reverse time. I don't want to miss my window. Besides, I love zinnias!
Here are some Zinnia California Giants getting ready to be potted.