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perennials inside first year, outside and blooming the next?

Posted by MDPicci 7 (My Page) on
Tue, Mar 26, 13 at 12:44

I'm new to gardening, but I've basically become obsessed. I am in love with it! Here's my issue:

I currently live in zone 7a. We are most likely moving in August/September to a similar zone. I have a bunch of perennial seeds. I would love to see many of them blooming next summer. So here was an idea I had and I was wondering if it would work. I've tried searching, and I'm sure the answer is out there, but I couldn't find it specifically.

What I would love to do is start a bunch of perennials indoors as soon as my lights are free (probably by May 15). I would keep them indoors all summer. Then, when we move, I would overwinter them in a garage with the other perennials I will dig up or I keep in containers. Then plant them in early spring. Or I could transplant in fall.

Either way, do you think this would be a way that I could have perennials blooming in a new location in Summer 2014? does anyone have any advice?

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RE: perennials inside first year, outside and blooming the next?

You can but there is no need to keep them inside over the summer. Just put them in containers and let them benefit from all the sun outdoors. They will be much healthier that way.


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