How to Grow Snapdragons in Virginia

Overview

Virginia is nestled in between the Appalachian mountains and the Eastern coast line. The state boasts beaches, forests, mountains and marshes. Despite the state's varying topography, snapdragons, short-lived perennials, grow in flower beds throughout the state.

Step 1

Fill peat pots with potting mix.

Step 2

Place three snapdragon seeds in each pot. Push the seeds into the soil.

Step 3

Water the peat pots thoroughly. Keep the soil moist for five to 10 days as the seeds germinate. Seedlings should sprout within two weeks.

Step 4

Once the seedlings have sprouted one set of true leaves, they can be planted outside.

Step 5

Prepare the flower bed. In addition to clearing out any leaves and debris, dig holes for the snapdragon seedlings. Space the holes approximately 10 to 12 inches apart.

Step 6

Place peat pots into the prepared flower bed. Cover the pots with soil and water thoroughly.

Step 7

Fertilize snapdragons three to four weeks after planting.

Things You'll Need

  • Snapdragon seeds
  • Potting mix
  • Peat moss pots
  • Shovel
  • Water
  • Fertilizer

References

  • Great Plant Guide; Jill Hamilton; DK Publishing; 2004
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About this Author

Leah Deitz has been writing alternative health and environmental-related articles for five years. She began her writing career at a small newspaper covering city politics but turned to environmental concerns after beginning her freelance career. When she is not exploring the trails and outdoors of the East Coast, Deitz writes for a number of websites including eHow.com, Trails.com and Associated Content.