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Jan 11, 2012 8:10 AM CST
Name: Karen
Valencia, Pa (Zone 6a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cut Flowers Winter Sowing Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Echinacea
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Is it a slow grower from seed? My guess is yes but that's a guess. In my zone would in be better grown inside under lights?

I'd rather wintersow anything than grow it under lights, but I do grow a few things under lights. If sown outside in milk jugs in spring, I'm sure it would grow, but I won't be happy with it if it's not visible in pots until July.

Karen
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Jan 11, 2012 11:00 AM CST
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NJ (Zone 6a)
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not one I have ever grown.. will be watching for an answer
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Jan 11, 2012 11:17 AM CST
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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I have grown this from seed. I have never WS sown it. I plant in the greehhouse in feb. Is a nice size four inch by May. I have bought this from different sources and every year the seed comes smashed. Grumbling Grumbling Its a pellet. This year I ordered from HPS catalog and they sent in a box so the seed is good.
What comes from seed is the older variety with smallish flowers. Not like the new varieties with 1/2 blooms. The flowers are more like the size of a pencil eraser maybe a bit bigger.
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Jan 11, 2012 2:30 PM CST
Name: Karen
Valencia, Pa (Zone 6a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cut Flowers Winter Sowing Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Echinacea
Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Ohio Region: United States of America Butterflies Hummingbirder Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Thanks, springcolor. It's sounds like they'd be best started inside as I'd guessed.

My seeds are the blutopia seeds from Pinetree. Just a few seeds, enough to try. Though mailed in a bubble enveloped, they are in those little plastic vials inside the packet, and the pellets are intact. I do like Pinetree seeds.
https://www.superseeds.com/pro...

Karen
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Jan 11, 2012 4:11 PM CST
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Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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oh I like those!!
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Jan 11, 2012 6:46 PM CST
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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Plant Database Moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Sempervivums Container Gardener Foliage Fan
If I remember right they are a bit lighter in color than what they have pictured. More a light lavender.
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Mar 3, 2012 6:09 AM CST
Name: Karen
Valencia, Pa (Zone 6a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cut Flowers Winter Sowing Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Echinacea
Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Ohio Region: United States of America Butterflies Hummingbirder Celebrating Gardening: 2015
I sowed 8 cells of bacopa and all have tiny sprouts. I sowed the other 12 cells with my (old) verbena seeds and not one sprout on those yet. They're in a compact rootrainer kit. I removed the dome after the bacopa sprouted and have the verbena covered with Saran wrap and bottom heat. When I grew them before they were slow, so maybe I'll eventually get a few.

Karen
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Mar 3, 2012 6:24 AM CST
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Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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the plugs I bought to attempt to sell this year... have some bacopa blooming.. will take a photo before I pinch em
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Mar 4, 2012 9:52 AM CST
Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
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I've grown bacopa from seed for a few years. They are slow to grow, needing 2-4 week longer than most petunias. The Blue is more of a lavender colour than blue.
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Mar 4, 2012 12:00 PM CST
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Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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good to know.. thanks!!
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Mar 31, 2012 5:40 AM CST
Name: Karen
Valencia, Pa (Zone 6a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cut Flowers Winter Sowing Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Echinacea
Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Ohio Region: United States of America Butterflies Hummingbirder Celebrating Gardening: 2015
I'm such a bad plant Mom. I let my bacopa seedlings dry out badly. They went from so healthy looking to crispy critters. After a deep watering 6 of the 8 look OK. I think the other two might be goners. Shrug!

Karen
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Mar 31, 2012 5:41 AM CST
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Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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happens to the best of us dear Group hug
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Mar 31, 2012 5:44 AM CST
Name: Karen
Valencia, Pa (Zone 6a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cut Flowers Winter Sowing Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Echinacea
Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Ohio Region: United States of America Butterflies Hummingbirder Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Ugh, I'm awful. By this time of year I'm just tired of babying this stuff in the house. Makes no difference if they're seedlings or cuttings.

I'm much happier after everything is in the ground. I don't even do very many summer containers anymore, just because of all tending they need. Stuff in the ground tends to fend for itself pretty well!

Karen
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Mar 31, 2012 5:52 AM CST
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Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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I always seem to kill something every year.. don't feel bad
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Mar 31, 2012 6:14 AM CST
Name: Karen
Valencia, Pa (Zone 6a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cut Flowers Winter Sowing Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Echinacea
Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Ohio Region: United States of America Butterflies Hummingbirder Celebrating Gardening: 2015
No, I got over that long ago. Hilarious! Last year it was impatiens. They went from big healthy seedlings to crispy critters in a day.

Karen
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Mar 31, 2012 8:31 AM CST
Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: Canadian Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Roses
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Annuals Container Gardener Vegetable Grower Winter Sowing Enjoys or suffers cold winters
That's too bad Karen. On the bright side, the varieties that most garden centres sell are vegetative, not from seed, and the flowers are huge.
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Mar 31, 2012 9:35 AM CST
Name: Karen
Valencia, Pa (Zone 6a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cut Flowers Winter Sowing Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Echinacea
Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Ohio Region: United States of America Butterflies Hummingbirder Celebrating Gardening: 2015
It's my own fault for not watering. Smiling

I was going to put them in pots with petunias, but those wintersown petunias haven't sprouted. I think they should have by now as petunias are usually early germinators among my wintersowns. I only had 4 or 5 petunia seeds left from 3 or 4 years ago. So I might have to buy a few petunias. But it's still early.

Karen
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