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Become Successful In Carnation Farming

by aditya abhishek

Carnation is a popular cut flower crop that you can cultivate in your open or poly house farm to get consistent profit.  Follow these points to cultivate carnation successfully.

Climate & Temperature

Cool temperate climate with day temperature of 18-24 degrees C and night temperature of 10-15 degrees C is suitable. Relative Humidity should be around 75%. 


Well drained red loam soil is good but it can grow on wide range of soil, soil pH should be around 5.5 to 6.5.

Field Preparation

Prepare raised beds of 3 feet width and 45 centimetres height  at 45 centimetres interval. Before preparation practice soil fumigation. 


Propagate through terminal cuttings of 10 centimetres. Dip for 5 minutes in rooting hormone, plant at on bed tops at 15 x 15 centimetres spacing.


Install drip system for irrigating carnation crop. Have drippers at 30 cm spacing and irrigate @5-6 l/m2/day.


Add 3 grams of ammonium nitrate, NPK(19:19:19), 2.5 grams Magnesium sulphate, and 1 grams of micronutrients & boron weekly in tank A. 

In other tank B add 5 grams of potassium nitrate and 8 grams of calcium nitrate weekly but not on same days as tank A


You can start harvesting 120 days after planting. For standard types harvest at paint brush stage. 

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