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May 17, 2020 11:01 AM CST
Lake Worth, Fl
I planted 2 bush bean plants in the middle, 5 zinnias, and 2 hollyhocks in a 10inch tall x 9inch wide pot. Will this combo be okay? Or will it be too much with the bush bean plant? I found little white mold in soil of seedling containers of zinnias and hollyhocks and had to stick them with the bean pot because I ran out of soil to repot them. I have soil now and want to transplant the beans away from the flowers but I'm afraid of disrupting the roots digging them out of the middle of the pot.
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May 17, 2020 11:09 AM CST
Name: Amanda
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Eventually that will be too many plants in that pot. Hollyhocks get big and bushy with tall stalks on them. Zinnas tend to get tall depending on variety.
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May 17, 2020 11:15 AM CST
Lake Worth, Fl
Do you think I should waiting until the seedlings get bigger to transplant them or the sooner the better?
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May 17, 2020 11:16 AM CST
Name: Lynda Horn
Arkansas (Zone 7b)
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Welcome! I'm thinking that this is too many plants for so small a pot, especially because you are in Florida, and you would be having to water at least twice a day in the summer, and the plants would be too crowded. A better option would be the beans in a separate pot, preferably one at least 12 to 16" across and flowers in a pot of their own. . I would not recommend hollyhocks for pots; they get too tall, and could be blown over by the wind. Zinnias are good if they're the shorter kind. Another idea is to go to a garden center if you can, and see what kind of combo pots they are selling. I do combo pots every year; here's mine this year.
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These are in very large pots; I still expect to water at least once a day when it gets really hot here.
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May 17, 2020 11:16 AM CST
Name: Amanda
KC metro area, Missouri (Zone 6a)
Bookworm Cat Lover Dog Lover Region: Missouri Native Plants and Wildflowers Roses
Region: United States of America Zinnias Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Wait until they have 2 full sets of true leaves before you transplant.
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May 17, 2020 11:17 AM CST
Name: Lynda Horn
Arkansas (Zone 7b)
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Let them get a little bigger before transplanting them.
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May 17, 2020 11:22 AM CST
Lake Worth, Fl
Okay awesome! Thank you all so much!
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May 17, 2020 11:37 AM CST
Name: Lynda Horn
Arkansas (Zone 7b)
Eat more tomatoes!
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Happy gardening to you, too! Success with your pots! Please post pics, we would love to see them! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
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