Early on this last Spring season I bought Zinnia seeds along with a few other seeds I can’t remember at the moment. I had never grown Zinnias before but had seen or read about them which made me want to try them.
As I was feeling slightly overwhelmed in Spring not really knowing where to start in the garden, I moved a whole bunch of stuff around and sprinkled all the seeds I bought plus I planted a few pots with some different seeds and then forgot what I planted and where exactly.
Hence, when the Zinnias started growing in my garden, I didn’t know what they were. I thought this was a rather hearty looking weed.
So, I pulled them all out of the garden and tossed them in the swamp like the weeds I thought they were. Which is unfortunate because the Deerski Family was not interested in this plant. I let the ones in the pot grow and almost threw them out, too, but for some unknown reason I let them flower. I then realized they were Zinnias and I was really disappointed I had pulled the ones in the yard out.
As a side note, I have noticed that, in general, seeds I plant directly in the Earth do much better than those I planted in pots.
I will be purchasing more Zinnia seeds of all sizes and colors to plant around our property because I am about 90% sure they are truly deer resistant. However, I will not declare this plant as truly deer resistant until I test it in Summer 2020.
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