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GROWING CARNATIONS

A question to The Flower Expert Webmaster by Betty Clover:
What kind of climate do Carnations grew in. Watering,sun or no sun?
The Flower Expert Webmaster Answers:
Carnations should be grown in a fertile, slightly alkaline, neutral, and well-drained soil. Carnations require 4-5 hours of full sun each day. When palnting, care should bre taken to plant them 12-18 inches apart.
Seeds of Carnations can be sowed, 1/8 inch deep in a well drained mix of soil during spring or early summer. The compost should be moist but not wet. Occasionally, Mist spray and keep it moist. The seeds germinate in 2 to 3 weeks. Transplant these into pots or on the ground when large enough to handle.
Carnations should be kept some hours of full sun each day and should be kept moist. Over-watering should be avoided, as it may tend to turn the foliage yellow. Learn more about carnations.
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