Plant and Seed Trading forum: saved portulaca seeds

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Name: Jai or Jack
WV (Zone 6b)
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Jai_Ganesha
Jan 31, 2017 11:18 PM CST
I have some saved portulaca seeds. I take seeds from salmon-coral colored ones every year (on the far right in this picture) but I always get a mix of colors anyway. The only common color I don't get a lot of is pure white.

I can send some to a few people in the USA who want them. Free of charge.

Here in Zone 6a they sometimes reseed but not always and it is not *quite* hot/dry enough for them.

In Zone 7b (where I used to live) it was perfect and they reseeded easily. They grow best with LOTS of heat and dryness. I used to grow them on a south-facing porch in a succulent bowl with almost no watering other than the rain.

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Name: Jeanne
Lansing, Iowa (Zone 5a)
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gardenglassgems
Feb 1, 2017 3:02 PM CST
Jai-Ganesha,
I sent you a T-mail.
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Name: Jai or Jack
WV (Zone 6b)
Om shanti om.
Container Gardener Region: West Virginia Multi-Region Gardener Garden Photography Amaryllis Zinnias
Gardens in Buckets Annuals Houseplants Plant and/or Seed Trader Birds Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Jai_Ganesha
Feb 1, 2017 9:12 PM CST
Replied. :)
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Name: Jai or Jack
WV (Zone 6b)
Om shanti om.
Container Gardener Region: West Virginia Multi-Region Gardener Garden Photography Amaryllis Zinnias
Gardens in Buckets Annuals Houseplants Plant and/or Seed Trader Birds Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Jai_Ganesha
Feb 3, 2017 3:48 AM CST
I mailed them out to everybody who asked.

I put directions in the packet but I'll put them here, too:

They like heat, dryness, and poor soil (if the soil has too many nutrients you'll get tons of semi-succulent leaves but few flowers). Spread them on the ground a week after last frost and either don't cover them at all or cover them VERY lightly. The seeds are so small they slip through the tiny spaces in the dirt and bury themselves.

Then just neglect them and wait for blooms. :)
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Name: Jeanne
Lansing, Iowa (Zone 5a)
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gardenglassgems
Feb 3, 2017 8:36 AM CST
Thanks Jai, I will let you know when I receive mine.
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