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Winter Sow Carnations? Dianthus caryophyllus

Posted by ladyrose65 6bNJ (My Page) on
Sat, Apr 12, 14 at 2:25

Has anyone Winter Sowed Carnations in Zone 6 or below? If you have seeds on top or cover seeds? I'm using a water jug should I use something heavier like Styrofoam cups?

I think of Carnations as a greenhouse plant. I wonder how they come out from Winter Sowing or Spring Sowing (in this case)?

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RE: Winter Sow Carnations? Dianthus caryophyllus

I don't know if this is any help - I haven't sown this particular variety, but I have WS'n various kinds of diathus and they do well.


RE: Winter Sow Carnations? Dianthus caryophyllus

I've done carnations. They sprout just fine. It's getting their delicate little selves to bloom without being trampled in the garden either by me or the marauding dogs that's been my problem. And while I'm technically zone 7 (I think my zip is the only one in this part of PA that's 7) our weather is really more 6-like, especially this year.


RE: Winter Sow Carnations? Dianthus caryophyllus

I am zone 5 and I have successfully done Carnations a few times

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