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Jan 31, 2016 3:31 PM CST
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Name: Chris Pollock
Copperas Cove, Tx (Zone 8a)
Adeniums Cactus and Succulents Dog Lover Greenhouse Hibiscus Plumerias
Seed Starter Region: Texas Garden Ideas: Level 2
I'm a bit confused. One site I looked at says to chill the seeds for 5 days at 40 degrees then put in a tray of seed starting mix cover with a baggie and put back in the fridge for 2 weeks then plant. The back of the package doesn't say anything at all about this it just says start in a sunny window 4 - 6 weeks before transplanting outdoors. I'll start them out in my greenhouse but which way is correct?
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Jan 31, 2016 4:54 PM CST
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Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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I don't start many things from seed, but I would think that starting them in your gh would be fine. We are fairly close to consistent warmer weather in Texas, unlike more northern states.

Those other instructions sound like one would be trying to replicate winter sowing conditions in a much cooler clime. That is only my opinion, though. I don't have room for many new plants, so I buy starts each spring from Barton Springs Nursery, a few miles from our house.
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Jan 31, 2016 5:49 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Chris Pollock
Copperas Cove, Tx (Zone 8a)
Adeniums Cactus and Succulents Dog Lover Greenhouse Hibiscus Plumerias
Seed Starter Region: Texas Garden Ideas: Level 2
Thanks Sandi that's what I kind of thought too. It's hard to 'winter sow' anything here in our part of the state. I guess the closest we can get is putting the seed in the fridge for a certain length of time.
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Jan 31, 2016 8:58 PM CST
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Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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This was mine that I bought as a 4" pot in early spring,'15. I went out this afternoon to look for it. Hope it pops up again in spring, but no sign of it now. Maybe just best to consider it an annual.

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Jan 31, 2016 9:22 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Chris Pollock
Copperas Cove, Tx (Zone 8a)
Adeniums Cactus and Succulents Dog Lover Greenhouse Hibiscus Plumerias
Seed Starter Region: Texas Garden Ideas: Level 2
That is a pretty plant Sandi. The seeds I got say it's called 'Rose Queen'.
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Jan 31, 2016 9:36 PM CST
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Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Or just plunking it into a 4" pot in your gh for a couple of months!
Let me know if you ever get down to Austin. (We used to make runs to Ft. Hood before all the security checks. Miss the big BX. We do have tiny PX here, Camp Mabry). We have some good nurseries in our immediate area.
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Jan 31, 2016 9:51 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Chris Pollock
Copperas Cove, Tx (Zone 8a)
Adeniums Cactus and Succulents Dog Lover Greenhouse Hibiscus Plumerias
Seed Starter Region: Texas Garden Ideas: Level 2
We usually make it about as far as the big Good Will store or the Hyundai dealer in Round Rock. They just opened a new PX it's huge, like a mall. I only go there to get my wife's prescription refills and get cigarettes. We don't even go to the commissary any more since we found it's cheaper to shop at HEB. I'll probably go out tomorrow and plant some in the plastic pots my rescued Orchids came in last year though I'm about out of room in my one greenhouse with all the seeds I've got started and my 18 rescued orchids. The other is full of plants I've got in it for the winter. Guess I need to go to Walmart and get another table to put more seed starting pots on.
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Apr 27, 2016 12:11 PM CST
Maryland (Zone 7b)
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Just saw this post. I start cleomes in the greenhouse every year. No refrigeration or anything like that. They do fine. I consider them an annual - but once in a while I'll get a surprise volunteer in the spring. They're easy to grow and I love the flowers, both before and after they open fully. Good luck with yours!

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Apr 27, 2016 6:26 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Chris Pollock
Copperas Cove, Tx (Zone 8a)
Adeniums Cactus and Succulents Dog Lover Greenhouse Hibiscus Plumerias
Seed Starter Region: Texas Garden Ideas: Level 2
Thanks Charlotte, I love your flowers on yours. Mine has certainly grown quite tall I just don't see any buds on it yet. As far as I can recall I just put them in my starter trays and they did fine.
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Apr 27, 2016 7:02 PM CST
Maryland (Zone 7b)
Passionate about Native Plants
Bee Lover Salvias Native Plants and Wildflowers Hummingbirder Critters Allowed Garden Photography
Butterflies Birds Region: Texas Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Photo Contest Winner 2021
I am a very casual seeder....pretty much ignore all that stuff about scarifying, cold storage, soaking overnight, immersing in acid...I just put the seeds in dirt and hope for the best. Rarely do they disappoint. Your cleomes will be fine! Take pictures!
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Apr 27, 2016 7:19 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Chris Pollock
Copperas Cove, Tx (Zone 8a)
Adeniums Cactus and Succulents Dog Lover Greenhouse Hibiscus Plumerias
Seed Starter Region: Texas Garden Ideas: Level 2
I'll post photos of when it blooms which I'm hoping happens sooner than later.
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Apr 27, 2016 7:47 PM CST
Maryland (Zone 7b)
Passionate about Native Plants
Bee Lover Salvias Native Plants and Wildflowers Hummingbirder Critters Allowed Garden Photography
Butterflies Birds Region: Texas Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Photo Contest Winner 2021
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Apr 27, 2016 8:00 PM CST
Name: Cheryl
North of Houston TX (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Greenhouse Plant Identifier Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Plumerias Ponds
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How do you pronounce "Cleomes"? "klee-oh-mee" "klome" "klo mee" "klee-oh meh" ??? Confused
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Apr 27, 2016 8:05 PM CST
Name: Mark
Devers, Texas (Zone 9a)
Raises cows Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
Your first option. 3 syllables with the emphasis on the first syllable.
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Apr 27, 2016 8:07 PM CST
Name: Cheryl
North of Houston TX (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Greenhouse Plant Identifier Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Plumerias Ponds
Foliage Fan Enjoys or suffers hot summers Tropicals Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
KLEE-oh-mee Thumbs up
Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love Truly, Laugh
uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you Smile.
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Apr 27, 2016 8:18 PM CST
Maryland (Zone 7b)
Passionate about Native Plants
Bee Lover Salvias Native Plants and Wildflowers Hummingbirder Critters Allowed Garden Photography
Butterflies Birds Region: Texas Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Photo Contest Winner 2021
mabarberdo said:Your first option. 3 syllables with the emphasis on the first syllable.


I agree. Or you can just say it however you want and let them figure out what it is you're talking about. Hilarious!
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May 1, 2016 11:11 PM CST
Fort Worth, TX (Zone 8a)
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I just put my Cleome seeds in the ground/dirt and they grow, then they will reseed....
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May 16, 2016 8:11 AM CST
Thread OP
Name: Chris Pollock
Copperas Cove, Tx (Zone 8a)
Adeniums Cactus and Succulents Dog Lover Greenhouse Hibiscus Plumerias
Seed Starter Region: Texas Garden Ideas: Level 2
My Rose Queen Cleome started opening yesterday. I took these photos this morning


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Chris - Linux since 1995
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May 16, 2016 8:30 AM CST
Maryland (Zone 7b)
Passionate about Native Plants
Bee Lover Salvias Native Plants and Wildflowers Hummingbirder Critters Allowed Garden Photography
Butterflies Birds Region: Texas Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Photo Contest Winner 2021
Oh, what a lovely shade of pink! Now you'll be able to collect seeds to make more plants! Very pretty! Thumbs up
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May 16, 2016 9:31 AM CST
Thread OP
Name: Chris Pollock
Copperas Cove, Tx (Zone 8a)
Adeniums Cactus and Succulents Dog Lover Greenhouse Hibiscus Plumerias
Seed Starter Region: Texas Garden Ideas: Level 2
Thanks Charlotte, do they make seed pods like snapdragons do or what?
Chris - Linux since 1995

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