How to get good seedlings
Celosia – a plant heat-loving and do not tolerate even the slightest frost so it is grown seedling method. Seeds are sown in early April in containers, the shoots at a temperature of +23°C appears on day 4-5. Seedling growing strong in a good light, but direct sunlight must be protected. The lack of light seedlings will be sickly, spindly, badly affect flowering, so it is recommended that additional illumination.
Moderate watering is required, while over-watering can rot the roots or shoots will amaze "black leg". To avoid this, often loosen the ground, sprinkle the surface of the wood ashes. Grown seedlings need to be thinned.
Planting and care of horses
On a constant "scallops" planted in June, when the threat of frost passes, you can navigate on the folk belief − as with poplar fly down, frost will not. Celosia does not tolerate transplanting, so once again not to worry, you can just set the containers with seedlings on a bed.
Assign colors a Sunny location with fertile, loose, low acid soil. It is prepared from autumn − dug, making a complex fertilizer of 200 g per 1 square meter, if the soil is heavy, add sand at the rate of 20 kg per 1 sq m. When planting, remove the seedlings from the container carefully, together with a clod of earth. Put the plant in the prepared Crescent, abundantly watered, covered with soil and compacted it. The plants are planted at a distance of 15 cm−20 cm (dwarf varieties) and 30 cm−35 cm (high).
After the transplant, "cock's comb" needs regular watering, loosening the soil. Fertilize the celosia fertilizers once in 10-15 days. Nitrogen and organic fertilization result in powerful growth of stem and foliage, reduce flowering. With proper care, "scallop" blooms from July to October.
Small flowers clustered in showy inflorescences massive, painted in yellow, red, orange colors. Ornamental plant and give the sheets different shades: dark red, bronze, purple. Exotic, striking plant to grace any flower bed. Tall instances will look great in the bed center, they combine well with other annuals. Dwarf species are used in the design of the curbs.
Flowers are good not only in the flower bed, they are suitable for winter bouquets, cut before the seeds ripen and dried in a dark room, they keep their rich color and shape.