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Sowing Seeds?

Postby kHT » Jan 27, 2005 7:45 pm

So far I have started 2 flats of hosta seeds, and spent the whole afternoon pealing 304 brugmansia seeds and have a full flat of them planted. I've been going thru the boxes of seeds wonder what else needed to be started. Is anyone else doing so?
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Postby Deb118 » Jan 27, 2005 9:20 pm

Off the top of my head, I have 5 kinds of Japanese Maples started, my Swoosh Hosta seeds(starting to poak through), some Painter's Pallet (up), some Money Plant started, Heuchera, and Holly Bushes. I cant remember what all I have winter sowed. I have to get DH in gear and fix me some more lights here in the house to start more things.
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Postby kHT » Jan 28, 2005 10:03 am

Okay Deb, what kind of Japananese Maples, the up right or weeping ones? Why plant Holly? They are one of the lesser shrubs in my book but again there are so many out here. Got the garden seeds all planted so now all I need to do is the flowers seeds and I'm still going through my stash before ordering.
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Postby gardenkat » Jan 28, 2005 10:12 am

I grow seeds under lights inside, in containers outside, and in a greenhouse at a nearby public park. I have a bunch of hosta seeds started under lights at home. The ones started in November are pretty little seedlings now, while others started more recently are still germinating. I started two flats of various wildflower seeds (purple hyssop, yellow coneflower, cup plant, etc) in the greenhouse that are doing well. Unfortunately there is a chipmunk in the greenhouse that tore up the four flats of hosta seeds/seedlings I had growing there :evil:. Good thing I have a lot more hosta seeds to plant. But I think I'll start the rest of them at home. I also winter sowed a few containers of seeds in my backyard. I'm planning to do a lot more seeds in all three locations over the next few weeks.
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Postby Deb118 » Jan 28, 2005 11:17 am

Karma.... as for the JM trees.... I dont know! Ask Sam :lol:
The Holly? Why not???? There were two planted on either side of my front steps, when we moved here. I hear that they keep away evil spirits. This summer, I discovered a baby growing a couple feet away from one of them, so I said... "What the he((??? Give them a shot, and see if I can grow some more" Doesnt hurt to try. I like them. They stay a nice dark green, all year. And with the touch of red from the berries... No need to decorate the steps for Christmas :D
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Postby toomanyanimals » Jan 28, 2005 12:12 pm

Karma,

Do you really have to peel the Brug. seeds?
I bought some over the web and the directions said to soak for 3 days and then plant. I just did this yesterday. Just found your post today (darn it!).

I also have some daylilies growing and I planted some Verbascum. I'm hoping the Verbascum blooms this year.
Both are up and growing.

I bought some old clivia seeds in Nov. I bought 14 seeds (2 of each color flower) hoping to get just a couple that germinated. I know they are suppose to be fresh. I paid less that a dollar for each seed. The person who sold them to me, sent me an extra seed of each color, for a total of 21 seeds. I have 13 that have germinated. I'm so excited! I hope all 13 make it, then in 5 years I will have a house full of colorful Clivia all for the price of $11.00. :D
I don't mean to gloat, just happy that the chance I took was worth it.

I also have some seeds in the containers outside. But will plant most of my indoor seeds in March and April.

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Postby jay dee » Jan 28, 2005 6:01 pm

tma - I planted verbascum last year and not only did they bloom, they bloomed until frost. A gorgeous plant and much under used.

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Postby kHT » Jan 31, 2005 12:58 am

tma, just depends on the age of the seeds. Also was this a private hybridizer or from a company? Did you make a request for release if this was a private hybridizer? That way you are clear to name if you find something worth while. Contact me if you want more infro.
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Postby Ginger » Feb 23, 2005 5:03 pm

I just planted 50 seed starters of vegies! I have never done this before, so I am excited to see how they turn out.
Sunday here in OK was 75 degrees, so off to the nursery I went, and of course... no plants out and ready for sale except for pansies, so I decided to give sowing a try. I have them set up in my kitchen in front of a south and east facing window(corner windows). Can't wait to see what I get!

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Postby kHT » Feb 24, 2005 10:51 am

Need to add to the list 300+ brugmansia seeds and more on the way! Veggies are now up and growing for a fast garden. Passifloras are popping up so we will see what we get there. I'm thinking maybe some added flowers to the north side of the house but again if I did that I'd be creating more to care for. :oops: Plus where would I put all these hostas?
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Postby BlueHeronRetreat » Mar 28, 2005 4:06 pm

I just received at the end of February a set of grow lights and tower for plants so I began with three trays of 72 plants each of hosta seeds. I knew that they took a long time to germinate but wow - maybe I should start in November next year for the following summer. I am relatively new to gardening. What an experience - I love it!!

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Postby wishiwere » Mar 31, 2005 11:45 am

I've got about 120 cups of Mr. LM's seed from the hallson's support auction started, about 29 are up and running well. I have about 75 tomato (3 varieties, but will give about 1/2 to family to grow next month). Also picked some of my own pods off various O.P hosta and daylily and other plants, just to see what would grow. The daily are about 50% germed, but nothing on the hosta. Also, loved (I know it's love or hate em) the flower on the yucca last year at a restaurant in town, so asked for some pods and have 100% on them about 18 plants. Figure I'll plant them where nothign else is growing and/or can't reach the water :)

I have more to start, but need more lights, so It'll be a couple weeks till I can afford to start more :(

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