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Welcome Back and what worked out last year?

Posted by keriann_lakegeneva 5b WI/IL Border (My Page) on
Mon, Jan 24, 11 at 13:09

Hello all! Wow it has been a while! I hope all of you are doing well and all have seeds coming in the mail and or have started some.

Are you guys and gals trying any new seeds out this year for fun?

Any seeds you are definitely skipping this year or definitely adding to your collection?

I cant wait to start hearing about all the seedlings germinating and all the �trash� talk about jiffy pots, tall domes and over watering! : ) ahhhh.. the same questions every year, but we were all there once, including myself.

Well, I have been bitten by the Brugmansia bug and I have over 40 in hibernation in my basement- what a cool plant!

I will for sure try �Baby-duck� petunias this year and I will for sure skip angels trumpet this year (they were soooo stinky inside).

I can�t wait to hear from you all

Ta Ta


Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Welcome Back and what worked out last year?

Burpee Laurentia (not hybrid) was a major disappointment for me last year. Sowed at the end of January, and they got HUGE inside, but there wasn't any flowers until August! I'm going to try just a couple of hybrid Laurentia Avant Garde, and then if they don't pan out, I'm writing them off!

New for sowing indoors: Wahlenbergia Undulata (Rockbell), Ruellia (mexican Petunia), and Calibrachoa, orange. The Calibrachoa actually had a few seedpods, but I hear they are typically sterile, and any seeds should revert back to the original petunia form, but I'm gonna try them anyways.

Any exotic growers out there?

RE: Welcome Back and what worked out last year?

Last year, I tried starting almost all my vegetables indoors. I quickly learned that, in my climate at least, most will do just fine being direct seeded in the garden. Now, my indoor sowing is restricted to tomatoes, herbs, peppers, broccoli, cabbage and greens. Peas, beans, squash and carrots are all going directly in the ground.

I'm also planting later! As a noob, I made the classic mistake every novice makes: Planting too early and thinking that will give me a "head start" on my veggies. All it does is make them struggle to stay alive until their optimum weather hits.

RE: Welcome Back and what worked out last year?

Did your calibrachoa from seed give you plants and what did the flowers look like?

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