Gardeners of any age often admire a dainty clump of Shasta daisies growing in a sunny flowerbed. With their yellow centers and long, white petals, the Shasta daisy adds a touch of old-fashioned charm to any growing space. Shasta daisies grow easily, making them an excellent choice for both novice and experienced gardeners. Sow Shasta daisy seeds in the spring after the final frost of the season, and they will germinate quickly and grow into tall, blooming beauties.
Prepare the sunny growing area in the spring after the final spring frost. Work the garden soil to a depth of 5 to 6 inches with the spade, and add 2 inches of compost to the top of the soil to enrich it. Work the compost into the soil completely, and then rake the soil surface smooth.
Sprinkle the Shasta daisy seeds evenly over the growing area. Spacing is not important when sowing Shasta daisy seeds because growing the daisies in clumps makes for a more attractive planting arrangement. Cover the seeds with 1/16-inch soil, and water the soil lightly to moisten it.
Keep the soil evenly moist throughout the growing season by watering lightly before the soil dries out.
Fertilize the Shasta daisies by mixing the fertilizer with water according to package recommendations. Carefully pour the fertilizer onto the soil around the daisies without allowing the fertilizer to splash onto the plant foliage to avoid burning the sensitive leaves and stems.
Remove the spent blossoms with the pruning shears when they fade on the plants. Cut the stems back to the crown of the plant to keep the plant looking neat.