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Name: david sevitt
jerusalem israel
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davidsevit
Aug 12, 2015 11:48 AM CST
the actors are:phlox,eschscholzia,mathiola,godetia,antirrhinum.......
theses are the only ones i could find for now......
since i am a beginer i would like to know if i need to read all about each plant and its behaviuor(for the begining) or i can start sowing(at the begining of september)like i did with zinnias in a 80 centimetre long container and then when at ten centimetre to transfer the strong ones into bigger pots...
question 2:can i sow the five packets with all of there contents into my old compost heap which is covered with garden soil.?
it is in shade which brings me to question 3:do most of them grow from september and then go through the winter,which means : autumn -october,november, winter-december,january,february........all of these months outside untill the heat kills them? or the length of day?
is a shady place for there benefit in this case?
Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Aug 12, 2015 10:37 PM CST
David, doesn't it get too cold where you are to grow seedlings through the winter outdoors? Any nights below 8deg.C will stop them growing and frost will kill them.

If you have access to a greenhouse, they will need to grow in there until spring. Or start them early in February or March for spring bloom.

You won't get much putting seeds in your compost area because seedlings need good light to grow strong.
Elaine

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Name: david sevitt
jerusalem israel
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davidsevit
Aug 14, 2015 2:16 AM CST
dyzzypyxxy said:David, doesn't it get too cold where you are to grow seedlings through the winter outdoors? Any nights below 8deg.C will stop them growing and frost will kill them.

If you have access to a greenhouse, they will need to grow in there until spring. Or start them early in February or March for spring bloom.

You won't get much putting seeds in your compost area because seedlings need good light to grow strong.


that helped me alot i still have along way to go.before i understand something

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