Zinnias are easy to grow, and brighten any garden. They make wonderful cut flower arrangements and are popular sellers at farmer's markets. Excellent as a border in your garden, helping to attract and feed pollinators. Butterflies and hummingbirds love these flowers!
Scatter seeds in a weed-free and tilled ground in fall or early spring. Run the back of a rake over sown area to gently press seeds into the soil down to 1/8" deep. Cover the area with straw to discourage birds from eating the seeds. Keep the soil moist until seedlings are established, about 4-6 weeks, longer for species that require cold temperatures to germinate.
I purchased the Fall Seed Collection for some container gardening this autumn and have been very pleased with the results. Germination rate was fantastic and I had to do much more thinning than I usually do from store-bought seeds. The little growing guide helped with varieties I haven't grown before (hello, kohlrabi). All of my plants are hardy and healthy and I'm already enjoying the early harvests. Looking forward to maturity on the longer growers. Will be buying the Granny's kitchen garden pack for spring. Thanks so much!