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How to Grow- Planting Hard to Please Vinca (Periwinkle) Flowers from Seed

Growing vinca from seed can be a challenge, until recently I have had some issues growing, now have discovered that using a fungicide drench when planting can increase your success.

I also will be using a more porous soil mix and watering them from the bottom instead of top watering to keep down the diseases problems.

It is funny how growing can change year to year.. Years ago I never had many growing issues with vinca. So since they have become fussy I will do whatever it takes to figure it out.. After some research here is what they need.

good air circulation
porous soil
water from the bottom
warm growing temps
apply a fungicide drench upon planting seed and as needed

Next year I hope to figure these fussy plants out and I am getting there.. I love vinca for their long lasting blooms and they love the heat. Much less expensive to start a few from seed but if I have many causalities well then again it may not be.

Until next year!

Transplanting Flower Seedlings Indoors

One of my most favorite things to do within growing is transplanting . Transplanting new life into bigger pots or cells to help the roots grow and the plant flourish.
In this video I am transplanting vinca that I like to use in my baskets in the greenhouse. They can be slow to grow and take heat and warm nights to really take off, so I keep them indoors until my days and nights get warmer in the spring.

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