I grow everything huge lol if it say 30 inches mine are over 50 if it says the bloom will be 3 inches wide mine are over 4 and sometime over 5 inches across lol dont know why I dont do anything different it just happens
that location is my formal dinning room that has been transfered into my greenhouse for a few months I have a total of 36 flats spread all over in every window good thing I have lots of windows facing south and south east the hydro would kill my budget if I had to run that many lights
I hear ya I wish I had gotten more too...Starlight is a great vendor...That is a huge geranium...Dont ya just love them terra cotta pots...I found them at menards and am using them too for babies... I wonder how long geraniums bloom for too..:)
slips are about two to three months old and it took about another two months for them to get the fist blooms so I would say four to five months from seed to bloom and it depends on fertilization and light
I started with six last spring all different colors did a few cutings last fall and now have thirteen of them and I plan on doing more cutting this fall
it is amazing how the prices of geraniums have gone up in the last three years
I am just going to grow my own cutting or from seed
I refuse to pay up to 6 dollars for what I call the 3inch pot cutting lol that is to much
Lol I hear ya...I was just at a gh here and their prices were over the roof... Seed is not cheap either... 4 dollars for 10seeds..Ouch... I found jungs seeds here so I dont have to pay shipping which is good but I need to stay away from that store too. Lol I love how there are not really any problems with them...No bugs to deal with which is great..:) I have cuttings started in the gh and plan on doing lots more to trade later on...Barb
I have started doing that with the garden club in the area we have monthly meetings and the one in may they ask that we all bring in some seedlings and trade what we want and the rest goes for the plant sale to raise money for the club
I hope to get some interesting stuff
also found that agri canada has a rare perennial plant sale every year on mothers day it was so busy last year it was amazing found so many interesting plants
they will if you fertilize them geraniums like good food they just take off as soon as you feed them I am talking about doubling the size in like two to three weeks and they love lots of sun just make sure to water them good
I need to get some food for my plants! I haven't fed them in probably 2 years. Maybe that's why I loose so many?LOL
I'll try feeding them! What kind of food? I don't want to loose these. They are doing good so far but I'd love for them to do better!!
Should I let them dry out between waterings?
the 14-14-14 should be fine nothing stronger and for seedlings only a quarter of the strenght for the first coupld of weeks then can increase a little on the strenght and you can go full strenght a week after planting to final location
they should do ok just dont give them any afternoon sun for a week or so water normally and then after a week of so you can start to fertalize half strenght to start and then normal after a couple of weeks. they will do fine
I will probably have the same problem next month ordered some live plants lol said I would not do it again but oh well
scicciarella- I thought I'd ask you instead of starting a whole new thread. When my blooms start dying, how do I go about "pinching them off" so maybe new ones can grow? I picked plants that already had blooms plus also had babies about to bloom. Well, the blooms have started to die or at least look like it. If I get them off will new ones come in?
It's spring here in London too. I've just out my pelargoniums outside and the first hardy geranium ( G. macrorrhizum ) is in bloom. Although I'm half a world away Im fascinated to read how you grow your plants in the states, you have to cope with such extremes of weather.I hope you don't mind a Brit eavsdropping on your conversations!
I over wintered my geraniums and now they are huge and falling over so I did a bunch of cutting and they are rooting fine what I want to know is how long from cutting and they are big cuttings to get them to bloom ????????
if the top has to blooms yet pinch of the top and it will start to go sideways
sorry half asleep on this one what I mean is that the top is the last to bloom and if there is no bloom coming from the top of the plant you can cut the top off the plant and it will get lateral growth which will mean more blooms in the long run
I thought I'd send in a few pictures of hardy geraniums that are in bloom here at Kew gardens, spring has well and truly sprung here and the gardens are looking great. The first one is G. 'Phillpe Vapelle.
I got them in 4" pots at walgreens. So you think I should try dividing them pretty soon? I got them 04-03-09. They have doubled in size already. I think the species is x horterum? They're a coral color. Real pretty.