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pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

February 1, 2013
7:51 AM

Post #9404725

It's almost seed starting time and for some us... we just can't wait!!
I started some coleus today as they are easy and won't need grow lights or direct sunlight when bigger.

Wizard Coral Sunset
Wizard Scarlet
Wizard Pineapple
Wizard Golden
Superfine Festive Dancer
Superfine Salmon Lace
Sonatina Scarlet Yellow
Black Dragon
Chocolate Splash

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ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 1, 2013
11:53 AM

Post #9404983

I went to Ocean State & bought seeds today...cosmos, poppies, & zinnias...they are for my 'Sprinkle Seeds & Hope For the Best' garden! I do have seeds I need to start indoors, but I haven't gone there yet...maybe in another week...

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

February 1, 2013
12:27 PM

Post #9405029

Nice list of coleus Celeste! I haven't started mine yet, was just thinking about the coleus though, since last year they took so long to do anything.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

February 1, 2013
3:40 PM

Post #9405259

Robin, I went a few weeks ago (Ocean J.L.) and they didn't have seeds out yet, but I bet they will soon.

Thanks Ronnie, I hate to say it but I have more. I don't know if i'll plant them all or not...it's all Allison's fault. ^_^

These are the seeds disc I purchased last year and sent some to Allison. She had great results with them, but have you ever seen her with a bad basket??? NO
Anyways, I went and searched out the man I bought from last year and asked if he had more. He did and of course I, now do. ^_^

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luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

February 1, 2013
5:14 PM

Post #9405334

Hmmm I like the seed discs...I have been trying to restrain myself from ordering...fingers are getting itchy though! I've been eying up yellow cactus zinnia seeds at summerhill, they seem to be the only source for the single color. I have a nice lilac one I got off eBay in the fall thought they would look pretty together.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

February 2, 2013
4:27 AM

Post #9405661

Ronnie is Summerhill a good seed source?Nevermind, I think I have ordered from them now that I see the coleus pages. LOL

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luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

February 2, 2013
5:45 AM

Post #9405717

Celeste they aren't one of my favorites but I've been satisfied with my stuff. Not great portions but who needs 100 seeds anyway!

ROSES_R_RED

ROSES_R_RED
Mount Bethel, PA
(Zone 6a)

February 2, 2013
8:54 AM

Post #9405898

I get some great seeds from Swallowtail Gardens. When I really want good germination on something, I'll pay the price here.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 2, 2013
12:00 PM

Post #9406074

I've never seen the seed discs...

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

February 2, 2013
5:20 PM

Post #9406392

Just ordered these at Summerhill...off to Swallowtail then I'm done!

Zinnia Red Spider
Zinnia Giant Cactus Yellow
Snapdragon Twinny Peach
Impatiens Athena Appleblossom
Impatiens Athena Bright Purple
Datura Yellow Ballerina
Coleus Versa Rose to Lime
Coleus Emotions Passionate
Coleus Giant Exhibition Scarlet Magma
Coleus Emotions Playful
Coleus Black Dragon

ROSES_R_RED

ROSES_R_RED
Mount Bethel, PA
(Zone 6a)

February 2, 2013
9:36 PM

Post #9406554

Nice list, Ronnie. It'll produce a riot of color!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

February 3, 2013
2:38 AM

Post #9406600

Awesome list!! Allison grew 'Emotions Passionate' last year and was in love with it!!

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

February 3, 2013
5:45 AM

Post #9406687

My hands are done itching for a while! This is what I ordered from Swallowtail...

CLEOME, VIOLET QUEEN
COLEUS, VERSA CRIMSON GOLD
COLEUS, WIZARD CORAL SUNRISE
COLEUS, WIZARD PINEAPPLE
COLEUS, WIZARD SUNSET
MORNING GLORY, FLYING SAUCERS
MORNING GLORY, IMPERIAL FORMULA MIX
PORTULACA, MARGARITA APRICOT
PORTULACA, MARGARITA CREAM

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 3, 2013
9:05 AM

Post #9406882

You will have a wonderful coleus garden!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

February 4, 2013
4:32 AM

Post #9407701

Nice selection Ronnie, I love Cleome too. Do you know how long seeds last? I have some from 2 summers ago when I grew some from Auntie. I guess I could just toss them and give it a go. :)

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

February 4, 2013
5:15 AM

Post #9407744

I'm not positive Celeste but I think after two years they would still be OK. I know cleomes are ones you can keep in the fridge. They like the cold period. I'm hoping the ones I bought will be a deep purple.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

February 4, 2013
5:23 AM

Post #9407750

Im going to try them anyway! :)

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

February 4, 2013
5:54 AM

Post #9407782

Just looked, I have Cherry Queen & Violette Queen, plus a bag of mixed seeds of the Cleome.

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

February 4, 2013
6:25 AM

Post #9407861

The hummers love them!

ROSES_R_RED

ROSES_R_RED
Mount Bethel, PA
(Zone 6a)

February 4, 2013
6:31 AM

Post #9407867

Those Cherry Queen Cleome look GORGEOUS. Need to break my promise not to buy more seeds!

Just put out 2 jugs of DWARF Monarda 'petite wonder' and I'm hoping that they won't fall over like the Jacob Kline. I really need to get out there and organize the jugs (on paper too). This miserable sinus infection is really slowing me down...

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

February 4, 2013
11:42 AM

Post #9408224

Teri I have some Cherry queen left if you want them.

ROSES_R_RED

ROSES_R_RED
Mount Bethel, PA
(Zone 6a)

February 5, 2013
3:17 AM

Post #9408907

Thanks so much for your offer, Ronnie. I'd love to have some seed if you can spare them. Would you like some Salvia Patens Blue Angel in return??

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

February 5, 2013
5:32 AM

Post #9408971

Sure Teri I'd love some salvia! Thanks!

ROSES_R_RED

ROSES_R_RED
Mount Bethel, PA
(Zone 6a)

February 5, 2013
5:40 AM

Post #9408977

Ronnie, you have a D Mail for addresses.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 5, 2013
6:48 AM

Post #9409053

Woot, woot! I have finally been able to overwinter dahlias! I checked on them today, & they look perfect...after following all kinds of professional advice & failing, I layered the tubers in damp newspaper, put them in a plastic bucket with another plastic bucket on top, & kept them in my unheated garage...voila...

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

February 5, 2013
6:51 AM

Post #9409058

Congrats!!

ROSES_R_RED

ROSES_R_RED
Mount Bethel, PA
(Zone 6a)

February 5, 2013
7:20 AM

Post #9409082

That's how I do mine, only after they're wrapped I put them in a black plastic bag. Maybe I'll look at them today and report back.

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

February 5, 2013
7:48 AM

Post #9409106

That's great Marilyn! I just put mine in plastic bags and layer them in a box, keep them in the unheated basement. Are you going to start them early inside or just direct plant them?

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 5, 2013
1:53 PM

Post #9409474

I'll start some of them in April & plant them out middle of May...others I'll plant directly because I just have too many...
Pfg
(Pam) Warren, CT
(Zone 5b)

February 6, 2013
9:08 AM

Post #9410194

Wow, good for you, Marilyn. I've never wintered dahlias successfully, always ended up with gross mush. Finally gave up years ago.

But as to seeds... I started really, really early on a bunch of perennials. So far, so good...

Pic 1 is the set-up in the kitchen window in the city, the 2-4 are the babies. The last is a breath of spring...

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wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

February 6, 2013
9:48 AM

Post #9410213

wow - they should be full grown when you plant :)

ROSES_R_RED

ROSES_R_RED
Mount Bethel, PA
(Zone 6a)

February 6, 2013
10:06 AM

Post #9410229

They look great, Pfg. I notice that you don't have too many of each plant. Do you get your seeds from somewhere where the packets are smaller. I try to swap seeds just for the purpose of having variety without having so many wasted seeds or too many plants. I have found, however, that I can relax and winter sow the excess.

Pfg
(Pam) Warren, CT
(Zone 5b)

February 6, 2013
12:35 PM

Post #9410366

I got a lot of seeds from Deejay's round robin this winter. Others I collected or bought, and added the extras into the robin. I don't plant too many of most of the things I grow since my indoor space is limited and I want variety. I can always divide later on, or do more next year if I want masses of something. Actually this year I have 2nd batches already of Alchemilla Mollis and Dianthus Loveliness, because I know exactly where they're going. They will be smaller and take up less room on my shelves, but still help cover more area outside. I'm hoping that by the time I get in full swing with annuals after we open the house at the end of March, that many of these will be big enough to go outside in shelter. Maybe not right away, but hopefully by the middle of April. Every year is different...

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 6, 2013
1:46 PM

Post #9410446

Your babies look wonderful, Pam...lots of work, but you have the varieties you want...
Pfg
(Pam) Warren, CT
(Zone 5b)

February 6, 2013
2:24 PM

Post #9410482

Wait until you see it this year! Even though we were away for so long last summer, lots happened... Fewer bare spots, more variety... At least I hope so!

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

February 6, 2013
6:10 PM

Post #9410675

Wow Pfg your seedlings look great!!
Pfg
(Pam) Warren, CT
(Zone 5b)

February 6, 2013
7:18 PM

Post #9410736

Thanks!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 7, 2013
5:26 AM

Post #9410931

I'm looking forward to seeing your gardens again, Pam...

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

February 7, 2013
12:08 PM

Post #9411254

Wow my Swallowtail order is here already and the summer hill should be here by tomorrow. Bring on the snow I'm set for the weekend!!

ROSES_R_RED

ROSES_R_RED
Mount Bethel, PA
(Zone 6a)

February 7, 2013
12:17 PM

Post #9411261

Do you put most of it under lights or out to winter sow, Ronnie?

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

February 7, 2013
12:56 PM

Post #9411302

Most will be w/sown this year or direct sowed. I'll do the coleus inside.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

February 9, 2013
4:21 PM

Post #9413473

Planted on 2 / 1 / 2013 and today I have sprouts on...

Wizard Coral Sunset
Wizard Scarlet
Wizard Pineapple
Superfine Festive Dancer


Rose1959
Norwich, CT
(Zone 6a)

February 9, 2013
8:46 PM

Post #9413731

This year, I would like to try Stock from seed. What are your recommendations both on suppliers and the experience of the seeding?

I love the scent from Stock.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

February 10, 2013
3:40 AM

Post #9413860

I buy Stock every spring but Allison grows it from seed. If I remember right, it takes a while to grow.
I too love the smell of stock. :)

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ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 10, 2013
5:51 AM

Post #9413919

Yes, I agree...stock is very fragrant...I usually buy a plant or 2 if I see them, have never grown them from seed...
Pfg
(Pam) Warren, CT
(Zone 5b)

February 10, 2013
6:33 AM

Post #9413946

I did stock a couple of years ago. As I remember, it needs dark to germinate so I clustered the seeds in a 4" pot in dampened seed starting mix, put it in a plastic bag, put it in a warm cupboard and checked it regularly until it sprouted. I went by the info on the label for timing. When the sprouts got a little bigger I separated them into cells and put them under lights.

I didn't keep a journal that year, so don't know the details of germination, etc, but I do remember that I had some plants that summer.

Good luck!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

February 15, 2013
3:55 AM

Post #9419573

All the coleus are up!!!!!!! Yippee!
Most of these seeds were last years that I didn't get to plant so im extremely pleased they all sprouted!!

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

February 15, 2013
5:08 AM

Post #9419614

That's great Celeste!! I can't wait to see some green.

I finished up the coleus and am trying lantana for the first time and a few daturas. Found some petunias I forgot last year so got them started too.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

February 20, 2013
2:30 AM

Post #9425139

1) some of the baby coleus
2 & 3) cuttings from the mother plant I got last spring of coleus "KIWI FERN" I have 5 rooted and planted and a few more rooting now. I just love the variation of colors on it.

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ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 20, 2013
6:26 AM

Post #9425261

Pretty! Do you use rooting powder, or just put the cuttings in water?

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

February 20, 2013
4:32 PM

Post #9425929

Looking good Celeste! Love the Kiwi, looks ruffly.
I have a lot of green showing too, makes it feel a bit warmer doesn't it! I'll have to get a few shots.
Did 28 containers so far for winter sowing, I have my friends and neighbors saving milk jugs for me. I'm sure they all think I'm a bit odd. Just like non dog owners, non gardeners just don't get it...

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

March 10, 2013
3:59 AM

Post #9444486

Wow Ronnie! 28 containers? What-cha growing? :)

Robin I just put them in a vase of waters for a week or two and they root. KIWI FERN has been growing since last spring so I am able to get several cuttings from it. I almost lost one this winter called MARDI GRAS but i was able to take a few cuttings, it's one of my favorites, splashed with deep purple/maroon.

2nd picture is a Lavender Geranium the SEED QUEEN (Allison) grew last year and gave it to me. It was a tiny baby when she brought it to me in June. I planted it outside and let it grow. When my brother died I forgot about it and almost lost it as it was still outside in Oct.!! I dug it up, trimmed it and babied it all winter long...SO GLAD I DID!! Isn't it beautiful??!!

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ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 10, 2013
5:16 AM

Post #9444515

Very pretty & delicate...my coleus has wintered well in the basement, but I will start to take cuttings now...noticed my colacasia is sending up new little leaves!

ROSES_R_RED

ROSES_R_RED
Mount Bethel, PA
(Zone 6a)

March 10, 2013
5:40 AM

Post #9444534

Ronnie, I have about the same amount of jugs outside so far. They're all perennial seeds. Have you put out any tender ones yet (annuals or perennials)?

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

March 10, 2013
8:01 AM

Post #9444651

Pretty geranium Celeste, I used to save mine all the time, just ran out of room.

I'm up to about 60 containers now, lots of older seeds I wanted to try, and some odd ones I got in a trade I was in, if they don't work not much lost other than my time. I reuse all my dirt so that isn't even an expense.
Terri I'm just starting my tender annuals now, I'll do some in containers and some direct sowing.

I marked each container with a mini blind the wrote them down, all but one wasn't marked and of course that's the one that sprouted. At first I thought they were the poppies but now it looks like portulaca.

I'm going to W/S some tomatoes, never tried it before but the W/S forum says it works great. I sent for some heirlooms from Winter sow.org for 5 bucks, I'll see how it works.

Inside stuff is doing good so far. My snaps are leggy not liking the look of them but the coleus are doing better this year than last. The caladiums are all started but no growth yet on them.

Do you guys pot up or just keep them in the flats till it's time to go out?

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 10, 2013
8:55 AM

Post #9444712

I try to pot up some & keep some in flats...all my sprouts are looking good, but I think they'd look better if I could get them outside for awhile...I only planted 7 this year...can't imagine trying to keep track of 60!

ROSES_R_RED

ROSES_R_RED
Mount Bethel, PA
(Zone 6a)

March 10, 2013
9:25 AM

Post #9444734

Thanks, Ronnie. There's some cold weather coming, but I think I'll set out the tender Winter Sow now, anyway. I'll group them all together so that I can throw something over them at night.

I used lots of pots this year instead of all flats. This eliminates some of the potting up and looking for more space. I think I will have to pot up the 'Saliva Patens Blue Angel that are in flats because they are really out growing the flats. I've already potted up the Magic Fountain Delphiniums and the Calendula, Orange Geraniums, Lisianthus and Petunias.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 10, 2013
11:40 AM

Post #9444843

another thread I missed sorry.. just to jump in.. I tried the stock twice from seed.. they took forever to grow.. never saw a bloom from them.. yes I will always buy from plants now
Pfg
(Pam) Warren, CT
(Zone 5b)

March 10, 2013
11:44 AM

Post #9444845

I just finished the last tweak of my city set-up. All the lights are T-5's, but the ones over the middle shelf are only half as strong as the others. I got them from HD 2years ago, didn't realize there would be such a big difference. Even using foil as a reflector there is no comparison.

Pic 2: I have all shade lovers under them now, Alchemilla, Campanula, Digitalis and the like. This year all my plants seem much sturdier and more compact than in the past, even those. I think it must be the light.

Pic 3,4,5: Lots of Platycodons on the top shelf, several Dianthus and a smattering of other singles and doubles.

We're leaving on Thursday for a few days, most everything should be germinated by then, I hope, Nicotianas, and Snapdragons mostly, and a few Daturas. If not, I guess I'll move the dome onto the self-watering tray and leave a vent open for air circulation. .. And keep my fingers crossed!

Pam

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RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

March 10, 2013
12:25 PM

Post #9444878

Love Pam's set up. Very inspiring.

I'm trying to resurrect a wooden growing table that works well enough as furniture with growing stuff underneath. Something my dad made years ago out of maple and a glass top and my SIL eventually relinquished to me. With any luck I get to play with it while I'm recuperating from a day surgery next week.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 10, 2013
1:10 PM

Post #9444929

Pam, your plants look wonderful! Good luck with them! Rosemary, hope all goes well for you...

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 10, 2013
1:36 PM

Post #9444957

here is my list so far
Agastache apricot sprite
Agastache raspberry daiquiri
Agastache Astello indigo
salvia coral nymph
salvia snow nymph

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

March 10, 2013
1:45 PM

Post #9444964

Pam yours look great! Nice set up.

Marilyn I'm sure I'll lose track of some of them!

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

March 10, 2013
1:45 PM

Post #9444965

Allison are you growing them under lights or WS them?

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 10, 2013
1:49 PM

Post #9444967

under lights.. but they can all be WS'ed.. I just like the flowers sooner

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

March 10, 2013
5:45 PM

Post #9445157

beautiful Pam!!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 12, 2013
9:05 AM

Post #9446882

Do I sound like a broken record? wish I had room for racks and grow lights


Doing the paper towel method on some pea seeds to see if they are still viable..if not have to go buy some

ROSES_R_RED

ROSES_R_RED
Mount Bethel, PA
(Zone 6a)

March 12, 2013
9:19 AM

Post #9446908

Just put out some Agastache Cana Heather Queen seeds. Have other Agastache under lights. No more room under lights. Everything else will go to Winter Sow except for the very few precious Vigna Caracalla Vine seeds that will go in cups on the window sill.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 12, 2013
9:27 AM

Post #9446916

I was supposed to some winter sowing but never got around to it, I need more seed starting soil

ROSES_R_RED

ROSES_R_RED
Mount Bethel, PA
(Zone 6a)

March 12, 2013
9:39 AM

Post #9446933

Have 30 gallons out and about the same amount to put out during the next week. Much easier than the ones under lights, although it's exciting to see the Magic Fountain Delphiniums, Pow Wow Berry Echinaceas, Salvia Patens Blue Angel, Agastache Apache Sunset, and the tiny Lisianthus already getting ready to go out as soon as the weather permits.

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

March 12, 2013
10:44 AM

Post #9446998

Jen it's not to late especially if you are doing annuals.

Teri, I'm still waiting on my Vigna to germinate it's been about 2 weeks. Keeping my fingers crossed.

ROSES_R_RED

ROSES_R_RED
Mount Bethel, PA
(Zone 6a)

March 12, 2013
11:09 AM

Post #9447019

Did you soak and nick them? Last year only one of 5 seeds sprouted. They are uncommonly expensive!!

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

March 12, 2013
4:55 PM

Post #9447357

Yeah I did, had them last year too and nothing. Thought I'd try again...we'll see. If not I'll do them again next year...third times a charm!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 12, 2013
5:21 PM

Post #9447384

it's def not too late Jen.. for annuals.. going to put some cosmos and zinnias out this week

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

March 12, 2013
6:40 PM

Post #9447469

That's what I'm doing next.
Pfg
(Pam) Warren, CT
(Zone 5b)

March 12, 2013
8:55 PM

Post #9447612

I don't start until April 1. That's our first weekend back at the house. I did most of the perennials this winter under lights, so it will be mostly annuals , herbs, lettuce, etc. Spring Sowing, not really winter sowing, but it still works for lots of stuff.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 13, 2013
6:17 AM

Post #9447802

Hopefully the snow will be gone by then, Pam! Still have patches left here...
Pfg
(Pam) Warren, CT
(Zone 5b)

March 13, 2013
6:21 AM

Post #9447807

I heard we got 13" last week. Here in NY it melted almost as soon as it came down.

ROSES_R_RED

ROSES_R_RED
Mount Bethel, PA
(Zone 6a)

March 13, 2013
7:13 AM

Post #9447859

I guess I'm still at the end of Winter Sowing and will continue with the Spring Sowing.

Just put out 2 jugs with Fragrant Sweet Peas (hope it's not too early) and started soaking 5 seeds for Japanese Morning Glory..Shredded Red Hige.

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

March 13, 2013
3:30 PM

Post #9448302

I have sprouts in some of my containers already! Asters and poppies...

Teri not to early for the sweets, I used to sow mine direct on St. Patty's day if we were thawed out. Are you WS your MGs?

ROSES_R_RED

ROSES_R_RED
Mount Bethel, PA
(Zone 6a)

March 13, 2013
3:57 PM

Post #9448331

I will wintersow all but the Red Shredded Hige MGs.
schickenlady
Sherrie In, NH
(Zone 5a)

March 14, 2013
4:35 PM

Post #9449541

When did I start here? What did I do? 8 years Celeste, Victor ? The GH is done. For now. :--(

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

March 15, 2013
1:39 AM

Post #9449886

I think it was 2006 like me Sherrie. No green house this year because your working?

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

March 15, 2013
2:16 AM

Post #9449892

Yesterday I planted from seed...
30 Larkspur Giant Imperial Mix
30 snapdragons ~ Tetra Mix, Appleblossom, and Giant Scarlet Red
15 lupines
12 peachy-pink hollyhocks
12 maroon HH
6 Gailliarda Arizona Apricot
5 Agastache Purple Pygmy
A MESS of Alyssum in red, white & blue

Then the mail came and in it were 39 plugs of TORENIA that needed to be transplanted.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 15, 2013
2:18 AM

Post #9449893

wish those tall snaps would grow well here.. they usually flop with the lack of sun
:(

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

March 15, 2013
2:23 AM

Post #9449895

I'm hoping the Gailliarda Arizona Apricot grows OK, I only had 5 or 6 seeds. :(

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

March 15, 2013
2:25 AM

Post #9449896

This is a picture I took of one last year...if it doesn't come back and the seeds don't grow im screwed! LOL

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onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 15, 2013
3:05 AM

Post #9449903

nah.. I am sure we can find more seeds

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 15, 2013
5:38 AM

Post #9449984

Pixie, you are so ambitious...I'm sticking with the 7 flats in the basement...still looking good, will have to start transplanting soon...Sherrie, you need to start some tomatoes!

ROSES_R_RED

ROSES_R_RED
Mount Bethel, PA
(Zone 6a)

March 15, 2013
5:54 AM

Post #9450010

How do you accommodate all the transplanted seedlings? Do you save some space under lights for these?
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

March 15, 2013
6:04 AM

Post #9450019

planted all the indoor start veggies in the past 2 weeks - t's, peppers, eggplant, basil, parsley, leeks. So far only the leeks and a couple basil have sprouted. Realized a couple heating pads where no kaput so these may take another week or so to start. I hate the wait.

received petunia seed yesterday and will hold off a couple weeks before starting those. need to free up some space.

rose i have extra room for after transplant. can hold a total of 12 flat's if needed. it is a triple decker set up and only one level has seeds.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 15, 2013
7:00 AM

Post #9450100

The pea seeds sprouted in the paper towel so now I have to transfer them to a pot.

I'll do another round of them, they say to stagger pea planting

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

March 15, 2013
7:06 AM

Post #9450110

Terri I start alot of the seeds in this shed...ones that don't mind cool weather. I have brussel sprouts, broccoli and cauliflower sprouted already. :)

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onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 15, 2013
7:40 AM

Post #9450193

that is too cool
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

March 15, 2013
8:45 AM

Post #9450250

first eggplant seed germinated :)

ROSES_R_RED

ROSES_R_RED
Mount Bethel, PA
(Zone 6a)

March 15, 2013
9:33 AM

Post #9450314

Bill, this is the first year that I didn't fill EVERY shelf with flats!! It took me a while to give in to the fact that I would need some shelf space for the re potted plants. At first I looked at all the empty space as wasted, but now they are being filled with all the seedlings too big to remain in flats. Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks?

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 15, 2013
12:39 PM

Post #9450460

Pixie, that is an awesome photo...

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 15, 2013
3:30 PM

Post #9450647

I see my agastache & salvia seeds are waking up!!!

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

March 15, 2013
4:55 PM

Post #9450736

what size pot do you guys transplant up to? I started some imaptiens in small round tins and I think it's time to pot them up...

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 15, 2013
5:04 PM

Post #9450743

a six pack or small container will do Ronnie. they don't get crazy roots for a while

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

March 15, 2013
5:05 PM

Post #9450746

Same here Ronnie.
Exciting Allison!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 15, 2013
5:09 PM

Post #9450749

getting warm upstairs with more and more lights going on.. going to have to crack a window soon

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

March 15, 2013
6:27 PM

Post #9450813

Thanks I didn't want to go to big.

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

March 16, 2013
10:26 AM

Post #9451315

The skies might be gray today and there is some snow falling but I'm ready for transplanting!

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ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 16, 2013
10:44 AM

Post #9451329

Looks like a project! I cleaned the house...may transplant in a few days...

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 17, 2013
6:48 AM

Post #9452165

lookie.. babies!!!

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ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 17, 2013
6:49 AM

Post #9452166

Yes!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

March 17, 2013
7:11 AM

Post #9452194

Yippee!!

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

March 17, 2013
7:17 AM

Post #9452200

Nice!!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 17, 2013
6:20 PM

Post #9452889

yay!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

March 19, 2013
4:56 AM

Post #9454413

Gailliarda Arizona Apricot has sprouted!! YES!!!

ROSES_R_RED

ROSES_R_RED
Mount Bethel, PA
(Zone 6a)

March 19, 2013
5:14 AM

Post #9454425

The thrill of seeing these babies starting never stops!!

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

March 19, 2013
5:16 AM

Post #9454429

Hurray for Gailliarda!!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 19, 2013
6:16 AM

Post #9454505

Good news...

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 19, 2013
6:27 AM

Post #9454518

yay

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 19, 2013
6:33 AM

Post #9454527

nice!!!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

March 21, 2013
11:55 AM

Post #9457099

Babies are blooming!!! 6 of these greeted me today. ^_^

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pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

March 21, 2013
12:02 PM

Post #9457104

Coleus Superfine Salmon Lace
Coleus Black Dragon
Coleus Wizard Scarlet

last two are Heucherella 'Sunrise Falls' I bought from an ebayer for $12...it's blooming and thats my son's hand not mine.

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wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

March 21, 2013
12:03 PM

Post #9457109

nice surprise! - are the heuch from seed?

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

March 21, 2013
12:06 PM

Post #9457113

No, I bought them from an ebayer...$12
Got 'Buttered Rum" ^ "Gothem" too. Love "Gothem, Yellow& Orange on top with deep dark leaves.

One of my racks.

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pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

March 21, 2013
12:08 PM

Post #9457116

Sorry it's "GOTHAM"
http://www.growingcolors.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=plants.plantDetail&plant_id=2335&typeID=

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 21, 2013
3:23 PM

Post #9457350

yeah more babies!!!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 21, 2013
3:36 PM

Post #9457358

How nice to see the torenias!

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

March 21, 2013
6:05 PM

Post #9457514

Good going!!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

March 22, 2013
4:52 AM

Post #9457831

This morning it was blue torenia, magenta and white. The white has a double wishbone inside...does this mean im doubly lucky today?
4) is Salvia Summer Jewel Red seedlings
5) Portulaca Cherry & Bi-tone

These just brighten my day! ^_^

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luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

March 22, 2013
5:19 AM

Post #9457854

Are they all from seeds Celeste?

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

March 22, 2013
5:21 AM

Post #9457856

The torenia and portulaca I got plug from an ebayer who does a fantastic job of starting them & shipping . :)

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 22, 2013
5:46 AM

Post #9457872

Something to think about for me...I love that white...

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

March 22, 2013
10:41 AM

Post #9458178

Nice Celeste, thought it was soon for flowers from seeds!
Did you have to buy a ton of stuff to get a good price?

ROSES_R_RED

ROSES_R_RED
Mount Bethel, PA
(Zone 6a)

March 22, 2013
11:25 AM

Post #9458206

This year I split some seeds up to Winter Sow and put under lights. Anxious to see where they do better. The ones under lights get started more quickly, but sometimes damp off or just don't make it. I've been using Hydrogen Peroxide and Cinnamon on the little planters and it seems to be helping. I haven't lost anything yet, but there's a long way to go. The Calendula, Delphiniums, and Thumbergia African Sunset Vine are going to be way too big to stay on the shelves!! They're 3 times the size of all the other seedlings already.

This message was edited Mar 23, 2013 8:09 AM

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 22, 2013
12:19 PM

Post #9458232

Do you just sprinkle the cinnamon on top of the soil?

ROSES_R_RED

ROSES_R_RED
Mount Bethel, PA
(Zone 6a)

March 22, 2013
1:34 PM

Post #9458285

Yes, I do.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 23, 2013
5:33 AM

Post #9458853

Thanks...I'll give it a try.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 23, 2013
5:56 AM

Post #9458868

always smells so nice when you water

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

March 23, 2013
6:45 AM

Post #9458901

I didn't know about the cinnamon. I wonder what it does.

ROSES_R_RED

ROSES_R_RED
Mount Bethel, PA
(Zone 6a)

March 23, 2013
7:49 AM

Post #9458979

Prevents fungus

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

March 23, 2013
9:11 AM

Post #9459041

It works well...keeps those gnats away.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

March 24, 2013
5:18 AM

Post #9459805

WOW!! Thank you for that tip...who knew!! I hate those little gnats!

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

March 24, 2013
6:28 AM

Post #9459862

Same here!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 25, 2013
7:32 AM

Post #9461104

What do I do now that the peas are getting really tall and are still inside? I think pretty soon going to be climbing up my mini blinds!
Pfg
(Pam) Warren, CT
(Zone 5b)

March 25, 2013
7:46 AM

Post #9461121

Has anyone here germinated Orlaya? I'm about to start and looking for tips...

Thanks!

Pam

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 25, 2013
8:13 AM

Post #9461169

Never even heard of it, had to look that one up, pretty!
Pfg
(Pam) Warren, CT
(Zone 5b)

March 25, 2013
8:24 AM

Post #9461186

It's a Queen Anne's Lace type of flower. Last year I had Ammi majus, which is similar and very easy to get going, but the flowers go by very quickly. I believe Orlaya lasts the season, so I'd like to try it.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 25, 2013
9:38 AM

Post #9461284

I've tried Blue Lace flower with limited success...never tried Orlaya...give it a try & see what happens.

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

March 25, 2013
10:09 AM

Post #9461336

Jen I would think you could cut back your peas some.

Pam I did Orlaya a few years ago...I bought them as started plants. They are a great re seeder, had them for a few seasons. Mine didn't last the whole season, a good while but by mid summer they kind of petered out. Very pretty, I was thinking of W/S some this year.
Pfg
(Pam) Warren, CT
(Zone 5b)

March 25, 2013
10:32 AM

Post #9461365

From your experience and what I've been reading, it sounds like stratification is the way to go. Thanks!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 25, 2013
11:18 AM

Post #9461432

Cut them? sounds so drastic
Pfg
(Pam) Warren, CT
(Zone 5b)

March 25, 2013
12:55 PM

Post #9461538

No, chill them. Cutting is one kind of scarification. Similar, but not the same, lol

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 25, 2013
1:02 PM

Post #9461548

Pfg, I was talking to Ronnie, about my peas
Pfg
(Pam) Warren, CT
(Zone 5b)

March 25, 2013
1:22 PM

Post #9461569

Oops, sorry (hiding red face) ...

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

March 25, 2013
4:26 PM

Post #9461765

Jen I copied this from an old post on GW

Assuming you've had them growing inside, If you can, stick them in a cold garage or somewhere for the next couple days--anywhere that'll get at least down into the 40's--to start hardening them off---or, alternately, stick them outside for several hours when the temp's above freezing and keep them in a cool to cold place when they're inside. Then plant them in your pot and cover them up with an old sheet or lightweight blanket (NOT plastic) for the first few nites. After that they should be ok unless it's getting into the mid/low 20's---and you can still cover them if/when that happens. Once they're hardened off, peas can take cold weather just fine.

I planted sweet peas one year and after they sprouted we had snow and they were fine.


flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 25, 2013
5:10 PM

Post #9461811

Hee hee, no problem


thanks Ronnie
schickenlady
Sherrie In, NH
(Zone 5a)

March 29, 2013
4:15 PM

Post #9466195

Getting out my GH is going. Want it?

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 29, 2013
4:42 PM

Post #9466219

oh wow.. moving or just don't want the greenhouse anymore?.. so sad either way

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

March 29, 2013
6:31 PM

Post #9466297

Sherrie that doesn't sound good ???

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

March 30, 2013
5:49 AM

Post #9466549

Sherrie...keep the GH! You may be back into it next year...

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

April 8, 2013
3:35 AM

Post #9475523

Started some veggies finally...

Cucumbers:
Poinsett 76
Sweet Burpless
Streamliner

Tomato's:
Bush Big Boy
Early Treat
Spoon ~
Pfg
(Pam) Warren, CT
(Zone 5b)

April 8, 2013
4:32 AM

Post #9475557

You started your cucumbers already? Do you have a greenhouse? I wasn't planning on doing mine for weeks yet, we are still frozen here.

Pic 2, 5: Platycodons blooming in the city window, from the Astra series, 8-12"

Pic 4: Digitalis hardening off before spending the night in the mini GH. I'm hoping to fool it into blooming this year.

... And a breath of spring...

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pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

April 8, 2013
4:35 AM

Post #9475560

I start them in the house, will move them into the shed when they are 4 -6 weeks and into the ground the 1st -2nd week of June.
Pfg
(Pam) Warren, CT
(Zone 5b)

April 8, 2013
5:25 AM

Post #9475600

Does the shed have any heat? I thought they have to stay wam?

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

April 8, 2013
5:28 AM

Post #9475604

The shed has no heat, only big glass panes...

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

April 8, 2013
6:04 AM

Post #9475637

Nice to see the balloon flowers, Pam...

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 18, 2013
7:00 PM

Post #9489099

My peas didn't make it :( don't know what I did wrong other than I think I didn't get them in the ground in time ????
I didn't have the garden ready, guess now I can put them right in the ground, Yes????

I am such a newbie when it comes to veggie gardening

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

April 18, 2013
7:41 PM

Post #9489136

I don't do much in veggies Jen but my neighbor does and he direct sows his peas and beans. Seems like he does it about now and always has a bumper crop.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 19, 2013
2:30 AM

Post #9489264

not sure Jen.. sorry never grew them either
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

April 19, 2013
5:17 AM

Post #9489335

You could try it, but peas like cooler weather so if it gets hot soon they probably won't do real well. My dad always said to plant peas on St. Patrick's Day. Hey, that's what gardening is all about. A live and learn experience. I didn't plant any peas this year either, cuz in order to get any appreciable amount for us I would need to plant lots of rows. Usually I get enough to have a few dinners worth. Or just eat them right in the garden. YUM!! I do soooo wish I had paid more attention to what my dad did in the garden.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

April 19, 2013
5:49 AM

Post #9489355

Are you talking about sweet peas or edible peas? Either can be directly sown now, but it helps to soak in warm water overnight...
Meredith79
Southeastern, NH
(Zone 5b)

April 19, 2013
6:39 AM

Post #9489424

I am going to start some peas directly in the ground. I am cooler than you, but I know they do well in my area direct sown now.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 19, 2013
8:46 AM

Post #9489553

Ok, in the ground they will go, thanks!

Meredith79
Southeastern, NH
(Zone 5b)

April 19, 2013
6:40 PM

Post #9490147

No problem! :)
Meredith79
Southeastern, NH
(Zone 5b)

April 29, 2013
6:23 PM

Post #9501832

I was just going back and looking at some older posts. That cinnamon tip sounds great! I want to try it. :)

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 29, 2013
7:50 PM

Post #9501986

1 of the pea plants actually came back to life :)
Meredith79
Southeastern, NH
(Zone 5b)

April 29, 2013
8:25 PM

Post #9502024

That's good! This is so off topic but I am so upset with myself! I left my camera on the back of my van and forgot. My husband found it drivin over, someone put it in our mailbox :(
Meredith79
Southeastern, NH
(Zone 5b)

April 29, 2013
8:26 PM

Post #9502027

I wish it could come back to life! lol

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 29, 2013
8:34 PM

Post #9502034

oh that really stinks!
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

April 30, 2013
4:25 AM

Post #9502265

That really stinks!

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

April 30, 2013
5:44 AM

Post #9502351

That does stink!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

April 30, 2013
6:35 AM

Post #9502437

Awe, so sorry! Thats just a nightmare. :(

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

April 30, 2013
7:22 AM

Post #9502506

On, no...new camera for Mother's Day?
Pfg
(Pam) Warren, CT
(Zone 5b)

April 30, 2013
7:32 AM

Post #9502523

Maybe an upgrade? Silver lining? Lol...
Meredith79
Southeastern, NH
(Zone 5b)

April 30, 2013
7:56 AM

Post #9502562

I know! The thing that kills me is it was a new camera hubby got me for Christmas. It wasn't an awesome one or anything but still :( However I have managed to keep my first Digital Camera around since 2004! Go figure.. I just got the batteries charged and the memory stick in it. To be honest I actually like my old camera better, it takes the picture much faster... except I think the lense is dirty. Not sure if I can fix that.

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

April 30, 2013
4:30 PM

Post #9503200

Starting to move stuff outside finally...finished up the MGs and got the dahlias going they will go out last.
Coleus are still small but looking good.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 30, 2013
4:33 PM

Post #9503205

supposed to be 38 here tonight.. not just yet for me.. glad you were able to get stuff moving!!

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

April 30, 2013
5:31 PM

Post #9503281

We're staying in the high forties, chilly but I need to get started.
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

April 30, 2013
8:59 PM

Post #9503584

all of my veggie plants are in a cold tent now - close it up at night

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

May 1, 2013
7:18 AM

Post #9503945

My flower sprouts are looking pretty nice, especially anchusa...I'll put them out in the shade for today...

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

May 26, 2013
2:30 AM

Post #9534161

I have cukes!!! My cucumbers started blossoming and I wondered if they would pollinate as they only got out during the day. Evidently a bee helped me out after all!!

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onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

May 26, 2013
2:39 AM

Post #9534162

woo hoo!!!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

May 26, 2013
5:53 AM

Post #9534259

My cuke seeds are still in their packets...will be planting this week...

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

May 26, 2013
7:54 AM

Post #9534434

Nice!!
Meredith79
Southeastern, NH
(Zone 5b)

May 26, 2013
9:19 AM

Post #9534514

I have a seedling that looked like it was going to get a flower.. I thought it was odd.
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

May 26, 2013
4:28 PM

Post #9535005

cukes? in maine? my seeds have not even broken the surface!
Pfg
(Pam) Warren, CT
(Zone 5b)

May 28, 2013
3:39 PM

Post #9537445

I have a ton of seedlings to plant out, and the weather has not been helpful. We've been here since Friday so I could catch up, and so far there's been 1 1/2 days of good gardening weather.

Yesterday we replaced the dead PG Hydrangea standard that broke in Sandy, so of course I spent the rest of the day weeding, planting and mulching the whole bed it was in. I had a bunch of Alchemilla, Digitalis Pam's Split and Digitalis Grandiflora seedlings, I'm curious to see how they do with the new tree. The old one was a dwarf, and it created a haven for volunteer Cranesbills and Lobelia Siphilitica, which are still there, at least so far. They got full morning sun, but some relief from the south and west. I hope that still works.

This afternoon it rained again. That didn't keep me from finishing re-arranging the section I was working on, but it did send me in early. I really hope it clears tomorrow afternoon and stays nice for a couple of days, as promised. All those months of nurturing babies, and now I can't get them into the ground- yikes!

At least the Azaleas are blooming, and the peonies are in bud...

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ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

May 28, 2013
4:00 PM

Post #9537478

None of my seedlings have been planted yet, either, Pam...maybe on Thursday I'll get to them...you have lots of babies to plant, I see...the azaleas are looking good!
Pfg
(Pam) Warren, CT
(Zone 5b)

May 28, 2013
5:03 PM

Post #9537556

There are still 5 flats in the house and one in the miniGH...
Meredith79
Southeastern, NH
(Zone 5b)

May 28, 2013
8:02 PM

Post #9537796

Same here, none planted. I have been trying to get them used to the sun. They are getting the dark green vein with yellowish green between look. I have 14 flats of various seedlings. I still am moving Daylilies out of my vegetable garden. Between yesterday and today I moved a dozen. The weather ruined my plans for planting all weekend!
Meredith79
Southeastern, NH
(Zone 5b)

May 28, 2013
8:05 PM

Post #9537797

And it doesn't look good here for tomorrow either. Rain and then the next day ridiculous heat!
schickenlady
Sherrie In, NH
(Zone 5a)

May 30, 2013
4:52 PM

Post #9539977

This weekend you might see something?
Pfg
(Pam) Warren, CT
(Zone 5b)

May 30, 2013
8:49 PM

Post #9540246

I know that yellow-green look only too well :-(. Today I carried two flats down to where I want to plant them, and ended up digging up several plants and bringing them down to another bed instead. So tomorrow I WILL plant those flats and maybe add more if there's room, and finish off that section. I promise!

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

May 31, 2013
4:51 AM

Post #9540479

LOL! I say that all the time...start one thing then see something else that needs attention...
I have a few more coleus to get potted up then the tomatoes then the dahlias then the sunflowers yikes!
Pfg
(Pam) Warren, CT
(Zone 5b)

May 31, 2013
5:08 AM

Post #9540489

... And finish the hanging baskets, and dig out the ferns that are encroaching on my fave Heuchera, and pot up those new co-op clems, and...and...and...

Plow the back forty? Lol...

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

May 31, 2013
5:59 AM

Post #9540545

Oops forgot about the co op stuff. The canna and glad bulbs are still sitting on the counter...

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

May 31, 2013
7:00 AM

Post #9540632

I planted some things yesterday, but it was brutal in the heat...will be at the beach today, maybe tonight I can get a few more plants in the ground.
Meredith79
Southeastern, NH
(Zone 5b)

May 31, 2013
3:45 PM

Post #9541202

I was supposed to be moving more DLs and ended up digging up two young birch trees that were encroaching my veggie garden! I totally know that feeling... It happens everytime I'm gardening :)

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