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Lake Worth, Fl
Coffeelovr7272
May 17, 2020 11:01 AM CST
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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Name: Amanda
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pepper23
May 17, 2020 11:09 AM CST
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.
Lake Worth, Fl
Coffeelovr7272
May 17, 2020 11:15 AM CST
Do you think I should waiting until the seedlings get bigger to transplant them or the sooner the better?
Name: Lynda Horn
Arkansas (Zone 7b)
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gardenfish
May 17, 2020 11:16 AM CST
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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Name: Amanda
KC metro area, Missouri (Zone 6a)
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pepper23
May 17, 2020 11:16 AM CST
Wait until they have 2 full sets of true leaves before you transplant.
Name: Lynda Horn
Arkansas (Zone 7b)
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gardenfish
May 17, 2020 11:17 AM CST
Let them get a little bigger before transplanting them.
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Lake Worth, Fl
Coffeelovr7272
May 17, 2020 11:22 AM CST
Okay awesome! Thank you all so much!
Happy gardening :)
Name: Lynda Horn
Arkansas (Zone 7b)
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gardenfish
May 17, 2020 11:37 AM CST
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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