Using both indoor an outdoor sowing methods a new prairie of warm season bunch grasses, and forbs. Indoor Methods Indoor Medium: Peat pots Indoor growing environment: Heat mat, 2 florescent lights on 12 hours. 1 plant light, 1 plain. Side oats grama propagation Indoor sowing results produced leaves within seven days when laid on top […]
Planted cabbage and lettuce outside on 3/17. These will be a complete test but should help me busy in late spring! Indoors trying old seeds to see if any sprout, including beets and Roma tomatoes. Will pick up tomatoes from the person down the street if I can’t find any. In the patch that’s been […]
Who knew you could create your own hollyhock by planting a variety of cultivars. This deep fuscia is the combination of Alcea Rosea ‘nigra’ and ‘peaches and dreams’. I think I could sell the seeds of this beauty don’t you? The Nigra The peaches and dreams The new combo
These annuals find a nice sunny spot to wait out the winter cold. The reddish Coleus plant is a great one for propagating via cuttings. Behind it is a begonia I believe.
I chose a number of different sites around Grandma’s house for spreading gaillardia seed. I need to head back up to see if I see any seedlings. They’re supposed to get taproots that will help establish them for summer. Side yard and gallery Some ideas are they planned garden. 3 rows of sascaton grasses. In […]
3 peach blossoms on the tree I grew from seed.
How the seedlings are doing 3/16 So it’s been a few days. The Valentine grape and the Verona tomatoes are now coming up. The Valentine grape 9 of 12 seeds have propagated. For the Verona six seeds of 12 have germinated. 3/17 in just 24 hours all of the peppers have started to come up. […]
If you are new to gardening you might be a little intimidated when it comes to starting plants from seed. There’s no need to be afraid! Companies today offer products that make it very simple to do. Many vegetables we like to grow are from equatorial regions and cannot be started outdoors. They need longer […]
You can copy this seed sowing calendar for use any place in zone 5. The two main factors in ensuring a plant survives transplant into the garden are: Avoiding late frosts Sufficiently warm soil Average Last Frost: May 15 In Colorado they say you are safe to plant by Mother’s day. But you should always […]
What a lovely new hollyhock. Grown from seed a few years ago, this one is now happily blooming. It was supposed to be a peach color, called ‘Peaches and Dreams’. In fact it was the centerpiece of a new color scheme I had for the front garden. Peach and purple would make up the […]