Seeds forum: Started first seeds for 2016

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Name: Linda
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mom2goldens
Jan 3, 2016 10:06 AM CST

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Planted my first seeds for the 2016 season yesterday--a flat of rosemary for our MG plant sale. Between slow germination and slow growth, they need every bit of this time to be ready in mid-May.

Have you started anything yet?
Name: Jim D
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jimard8
Jan 3, 2016 10:32 AM CST
Wintersow mostly , onions and Kale still growing , probably 50 to 100 flowers and Butterfly and Bee plants ,
Asclepius thru Brassica ,

That takes care of A thru B Hilarious! Well a few more Daylilies gets me to H I guess Hilarious! Smiling
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Name: Linda
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mom2goldens
Jan 3, 2016 3:52 PM CST

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Sounds like you will be busy planting this spring, Jim! Thumbs up
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CarolineScott
Jan 3, 2016 8:10 PM CST
What conditions are you germinating the Rosemary?
It does not want to sprout here?
I have it under lights.
Name: Linda
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mom2goldens
Jan 3, 2016 8:42 PM CST

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I use my regular germinating mix, put it on a heat mat under lights and keep my fingers crossed! I usually have excellent germination--it just takes forever for the darned seedling to grow to a reasonable size.
Name: David Laderoute
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DavidLMO
Jan 3, 2016 11:01 PM CST
mom2goldens said:Planted my first seeds for the 2016 season yesterday--a flat of rosemary for our MG plant sale. Between slow germination and slow growth, they need every bit of this time to be ready in mid-May.

Have you started anything yet?


Yep - Rosemary can be a pain. Green Grin!

I have a couple of threads on what I have started so far.

The thread "Seeds Started on 1/3/16" in Seeds forum

http://garden.org/thread/go/44599/

When is your MG sale? Ours is in late April - but I am gonna try to push it closer to Mother's day. I am an Officer this year and on the Exec committee.
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Name: Linda
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mom2goldens
Jan 4, 2016 7:58 PM CST

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Our MG sale is always the 3rd Saturday in May. It's a HUGE fundraiser for us.....we sell something on the order of ~10,000 plants in 7 hours. People line up starting about 7:00 to be the first in line and in the door.

Name: David Laderoute
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DavidLMO
Jan 4, 2016 10:23 PM CST
Wow!!! We on;y do about half that I would guess. Will know better as I am the new Treasurer this year.
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Name: Betsy
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piksihk
Jan 9, 2016 5:07 PM CST
I sowed some lisianthus seeds/Texas bluebells. These will self-sow better than me sowing them but I was in the mood to sow some seeds. Germination is rather sporadic.
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Name: Linda
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mom2goldens
Jan 10, 2016 7:40 AM CST

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I love, lisianthus, Betsy. I'll be starting some in a few weeks myself. I was surprised that I did have some self-sow last year!
Name: David Laderoute
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DavidLMO
Jan 10, 2016 9:01 AM CST
Me too.

@mom2goldens - Wow Linda self sow in Z5A. That is cool. Where was it planted?

I am over-wintering a pot with 3 plants in my basement. A lovely double. I grew it in full sun on my deck.
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Name: Linda
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mom2goldens
Jan 10, 2016 2:47 PM CST

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David--both years that I've had "volunteer" lisianthus, I believe the seeds were in my compost that I spread into some raised beds. My compost bins never get "hot", so I compost more by "time".

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