Where To Plant: Planting Carnation Seeds Indoors Six to eight weeks before your area will be frost-free, you can start your carnation seeds indoors.
When To Plant: Growing carnations will be much easier if you plant the seeds in an area that gets a minimum of four to five hours of sun each day. Well-draining soil without mulch, for good air circulation, will help you grow thriving carnation garden plants.
How To Plant: Choose a container with drainage holes in it, filling the container within an inch or two from the top with potting soil. Sprinkle the seeds across the top of the soil and cover them lightly. Water until the soil is most and then wrap the container in a clear plastic bag to create a greenhouse effect.
Added Benefits: Care of Carnations Water your growing carnations once each week, and encourage strong carnation garden plants by fertilizing them with a 20-10-20 fertilizer. Pinch off the flowers as they become spent to encourage additional blooming.
Tips: Carnations need some hours of full sun each day and should be kept moist.Avoid over-watering as this may tend to turn the foliage yellow.