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    wilderness_NY_Z4
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    When do you pinch back you zinnia seedlings?


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    luvmyb_b
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    This post implies that it should be done, huh, Bette?  I have never done that before.  Maybe that is what I did wrong when I tried to start them indoors before.   I’ll be watching this to see the answers.  ;)


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    hopscotch
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    I’ve never pinched zinnias.  They just seem to branch out all by themselves.


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    plantdoctorzn4
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    I have never pinched mine either and they seem to bush out.  I have learned that with the Magellan variety that if you pick up the 1st bud the rest of the blooms will be bigger and also encourages more blooms.  (I usually wait until right before it opens and put it in a vase)

    Bette, it seems I am flunking out of seed starting….I’ve had to say no to both of your threads today….lol.  Charlene


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    wilderness_NY_Z4
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    Thanks OK Charlene.  We will give an other chance if you are a good girl.  I guess pinching the first bud out was what I was thinking of that I had read before.  The zinnias that are doing good are doing really good but others just seem to keel over.


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    Stelios
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    Bette, that is a good question.  My Zahara zinnias I planted last weekend popped up to one inch in a week.  Problem is that they are leggy….nice first two branches, but the stems look like they have no life.  I think it’s time to bring out the lights.  All I can say is that mini greenhouse works wonders.  I have never seen seeds germinate so fast.  Now to get them nice and healthy……


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    SunshineNY6
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    The only zinnias I start in the house are the profusion and I have never pinched them. The taller ones I direct sow July 4 for late summer blooms.


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    takyslaky
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    A lot of good info here.  I direct sowed them outside and that worked for me.  I will do that again this year.


    wilderness_NY_Z4
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    My soil isn’t really conducive to sowing outside.

    Stella zinnias have a tendency to get leggy when they first germinate.  I transplant the early and bury the stem as much as I can.  It works for me.


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    Dundrumgal
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    I have never pinched my Zinnias either.  They seem to thrive in  the sunny parts of my yard  I cut them constantly for   display    in my home,     maybe this helps provide more blooms.


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