Fertilizing Zinnias Grown From Seeds

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Should zinnias be fertilized as soon as they start growing or wait until they are blooming?

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Answered on June 2, 2017

When the seedlings are about 4 inches tall, you can fertilize with a light application of a 5-10-5 fertilizer.
You can repeat a feeding in mid-season to help them keep growing.

Do not over fertilize, as excessive nitrogen will cause lots of green leaves and little or no flowering.

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