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Input on seeds

Posted by msmashy NJ/6 (My Page) on
Fri, Jan 27, 12 at 21:07

I am in zone 6 (7a on the new map) and I have the following seeds. I want to sow some this weekend. Would love to get some input on any that I should hold off on for now.

Lobelia
Gomphrena
Alternanthera
Cathedral bells
Basil
Helichrysum
Pepperbox breadseed poppy
Lavender
Heuchera
Echinacea

Thanks!
Michelle


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RE: Input on seeds

  • Posted by bakemom z6 Central Ohio (My Page) on
    Fri, Jan 27, 12 at 21:32

watch the basil. it's not happy if it's germinated and temp dips below 40. otherwise....go for it.


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RE: Input on seeds

I'd even hold on the basil until spring. It won't sprout until temps are pretty warm, and then it won't grow quickly until temp stay warm. The rest I'd go for now.

Martha


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  • Posted by susanc Z9/Sunset 17 CA (My Page) on
    Sat, Jan 28, 12 at 10:35

I would wait on the Alternanthera until spring also. It is from the tropics and very tender.


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  • Posted by pvick z6B NYC (My Page) on
    Sun, Jan 29, 12 at 14:45

I've had gomphrena seeds rot when planted too early, so I'd suggest waiting on those too - maybe sow in early-mid March.

PV


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I second the motion on the Alternanthera's. They like it hot.


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