flower seeds - Knowledgebase Question

Atlanta, GA (Zone 7B)
Question by flawson233
February 17, 2007
My question is when is the best time to plant flower seeds, and can they be planted in pots? I live in Atlanta, Ga and I am very new at gardening.


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Answer from NGA
February 17, 2007

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You can plant your flower seeds now and they should begin to flower in 6-8 weeks. Containers are fine. In fact, I prefer gardening in containers because I can move them around and enjoy them in the front yard or the back yard, front patio or back deck. Some keys to successful container gardening are: 1. Use large containers--small containers dry out quickly. Be sure the containers have drainage holes. 2. Use a commercial potting mix, preferably one containing some vermiculite or perlite to keep it light. 3. Be diligent about watering; keep soil moist but not soggy. Also, be sure to feed regularly with a balanced fertilizer. 4. Be sure to place the containers in a place that receives adequate sun. Most flowers need full sun.

Best wishes with your container garden!

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