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Propagation: 2011 W/S hollyhocks have germinated

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Duluth, GA
(Zone 7b)

January 29, 2011
6:30 PM

Post #8337739

It was a beautiful day for winter sowing today, sunny and 68*. I set up on my deck to finish winter sowing my perennials, and checked the containers already done earlier this month . I winter sowed a hollyhock mix on 1/12/11 and they have already germinated in both containers. Considering how cold it's been, with today being the warmest day in a long time, I was quite surprised to see the little green leaves in the 2 containers.


January 31, 2011
10:51 AM

Post #8340758

Aah! that is so encouraging as we are at minus 25 C ( about minus 10 or 12 F).
It will warm up later in the week so I am doing milk jugs in the house for putting out later in the week.
North Pole, AK
(Zone 1)

January 31, 2011
6:57 PM

Post #8341573

Cem9165...Cracks me up whenever you southerners talk about "winter sowing".
Please take that comment with the humor with which it was intended...LOL
I have family in GA...
68 is Summer and up here, we'd be outside in shorts and tank tops. We're currently balmy at -1, which is about 30 degrees warmer than normal for this time of year. I've winter sown at -40 in January, but now wait till around March to start.
Congrats on the sprouts!
Duluth, GA
(Zone 7b)

January 31, 2011
7:06 PM

Post #8341603

Thanks Chocolatemoose. LOL, I'd love your cool weather in the summer, great for delphiniums:-). I'm fixin' to wish y'all a warmer year.


Leesburg, FL
(Zone 9b)

February 1, 2011
9:40 AM

Post #8342787

I double checked my notes from last year... my HH seeds took about a month to germinate..but that probably had more to do with soil temp than time, as they germinated May 1st.

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