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Help w/ Zonal Geraniums...please!

Posted by vera_eastern_wa 5b-6a (My Page) on
Fri, Apr 27, 07 at 9:43

Yesterday I went and bought some 'Red Pinto' zonal Geraniums from our local FFA highschool students plant sale. They did a terrific job with all of their plants, but everything they grew in this small gh was grown pot to pot (no spacing on the benches). I took 6 plants only, because I've never grown them before and wasn't sure how I'd do! Anyhoo, these had NO branching and were straight up with LONG necks. After I got them home I pinched all the terminal growth and any forming flower buds off.
When I plant them out can I bury them deeper to bury their long necks at this stage of growth? They stand about 13-14" tall.



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RE: Help w/ Zonal Geraniums...please!

Hi Vera, I took a broken plant once and stuck it in the dirt to see if it would root and it did, the plant snapped right at the base of its main stem,so I would be willing to bet you could and like tomatoes it would just root more deeply.

I have arrived in Spokane a week ago we are still looking for a place to live. Are you still moving?
Best Wishes, Wendey

RE: Help w/ Zonal Geraniums...please!

Hi Wendy! I didn't an automatic reply...I musta forgot to check the option when I posted. Sorry I missed ya and no we've decided to not move at this least to Nebraska anyways. If and when we do it will still be in the Spokane area. Hope you guys find a place soon. Are you still checking the weekly Exchange adds too?


RE: Help w/ Zonal Geraniums...please!

Hi again, we've decided to take a rental for one year, no one was willing to give us a month to month,anyways that will give time to find the right house!
We do think its a Spokane Valley is a nice place to live so we're happy we came here:-)
Take care,

RE: Help w/ Zonal Geraniums...please!

Great!!! The "Valley" is a nice part of town; you've got everything available and the convienence of not having to go all the way into Spokane for shopping at all. Well, the Valley Mall has kinda gone south so if you are a mall shopper you might check out Northtown Mall up on Division.
Ya know the Valley used to just be another part of Spokane metro area, but they have grown so much that they have incorporated themselves as their own town now :D
We'll have to get together.

BTW, my Geranium are doing wonderful now...lots of new growth from both the base and everywhere!

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