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Name: Carly Rush
San Diego California (Zone 10a)
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carlysuko
Jan 29, 2018 12:56 PM CST
Hello,

I am knee deep in seedlings and seed trays. So far what I have germinated are:

. Columbine (mckannas Giants)
. Columbine (origami mix)
. delphiniums (Pacific Giants)
. Foxglove (dalmatian purple)
. Foxglove (Camelot mix)
. Gaura (the bride)
. Moonflower vine
. Four O'clocks (Broken Colors)
.coleus rainbow mix
. cosmos (seashells mix)
. Cosmos (sensation mix)
. Coral bells (Firefly)
. Coral bells (newest hybrids)
. Hollyhock (summer carnival)
. Lobelia ( heavenly blue)
. Phlox ( beauty mix)
. Sweet pea (America)
. Sweet pea ( royal wedding)
. Sweet pea (Cupid pink)
. Love in a mist (Persian jewels)
. Johnny Jump Up's
. Clarkia (mountain Garland)
. Lupine Arroyo
. Salvia Elegans (honey melon)
. Salvia Curviflora
. Salvia Roemeriana
. Salvia Guarantica var violacea

What has not germinated yet for me are:

. Verbena Bonariensis
. Heliotrope (marine dwarf)
. Anise hyssop

What has everyone started or planning to start?
Name: Tommy
Hudson Valley of N.Y.
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tommyr
Jan 30, 2018 11:58 AM CST
None yet but today or tomorrow some Onions. Too early yet for much else. Next month I'll start portulaca, Cosmos, Kale, Collards.
Name: Ronnie (Veronica)
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luvsgrtdanes
Jan 30, 2018 12:28 PM CST
I did 3 kind of begonia a few days ago and today was 6 different coleus.
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Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Jan 31, 2018 9:44 AM CST
I am working through seeds which came from the NARGS seed swap. These are mostly rock garden candidates.
Name: Linda
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mom2goldens
Jan 31, 2018 7:59 PM CST

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Wow, @Carlysuko--you are many zones warmer than we are here, so I'm still in the process of finalizing my growing lists for this year. But, that being said, I do have some slow-growers going already--rosemary, leeks and lisianthus.

You have a lovely selection started......I will probably wintersow some of the varieties you have growing (foxglove, salvia)
Name: Allison
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Onewish1
Feb 1, 2018 4:02 AM CST

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Sigh no racks setup here yet .. may just do some jugs outside for now
Name: Ronnie (Veronica)
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luvsgrtdanes
Feb 1, 2018 7:41 AM CST
I usually do a lot of wintersowing on Superbowl Sunday but I have a shower this year then and since our city is in it I will be forced to go to a party Grumbling Hilarious!
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Name: Carly Rush
San Diego California (Zone 10a)
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carlysuko
Feb 1, 2018 9:26 PM CST
Hi Linda,

Yeah I pretty much have to start most of those seeds now as a lot of them are annuals in my zone. Like Foxglove, and delphiniums. Also we hardly get any rain so once the weather gets warmer the garden pests become hard to fight. Lisianthus are beautiful! Are they hard to start from seed?
Name: Carly Rush
San Diego California (Zone 10a)
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carlysuko
Feb 1, 2018 9:28 PM CST
Hi Ronnie,

Aww I feel your pain. My family comes over sometime to watch football at my house. Never exactly been my cup of tea.
Name: Carly Rush
San Diego California (Zone 10a)
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carlysuko
Feb 1, 2018 9:30 PM CST
Hi Allison,

Do you ever order any seeds online? I just did for the first time last year and was really pleased. They don't always have a great selection of seeds at my local nurseries.
Name: Allison
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Onewish1
Feb 2, 2018 3:43 AM CST

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Yeah select seeds .. parks seeds.. sometimes burpee .. amazon.. a few more but select is my main one usually .. parks has a end of season dollar sale .. not many in the packet.. but for a buck.. eh
Name: Linda
Carmel, IN (Zone 5a)
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mom2goldens
Feb 2, 2018 8:35 PM CST

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carlysuko said:Hi Linda,

Yeah I pretty much have to start most of those seeds now as a lot of them are annuals in my zone. Like Foxglove, and delphiniums. Also we hardly get any rain so once the weather gets warmer the garden pests become hard to fight. Lisianthus are beautiful! Are they hard to start from seed?


Lisanthus are a little slower to germinate, but they take forever to grow. I start seeds January 1, and I usually don't start getting blooms until July or August. For me, it is truly a labor of love---these are my favorite flowers. I love the deep purple, or the white/purple rim--they are just stunning flowers.
Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Feb 10, 2018 7:44 AM CST

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I'm on vacation in Florida and haven't started any. I do have some tomato seeds left from last year which I will definitely start this year. Most of my other seeds are probably too old to sprout.

Since we have been taking winter vacations the past few years I haven't been doing much seed starting. Of course, after all these years, my yard is full.

Karen
Name: Allison
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Onewish1
Feb 11, 2018 4:16 AM CST

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Eh paper towel baggie the old seeds.. ya never know
Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Feb 11, 2018 6:42 AM CST

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I might try some of them. Honestly, though, I didn't have much, if any, space left to plant last year. Unless I have a lot of winter losses, my yard is beyond full.

I sure will be glad when it's warm enough to be out in the yard, though.

Karen
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Feb 11, 2018 10:09 AM CST
Found a packet of Salad Burnet, so if germinates----will have cucumber flavored salads.

Laurentia and Lewisia too.
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LorettaNJ
Feb 26, 2018 9:15 AM CST
Wow, Carly, you have some collection started! I need some motivation here. I have tons of seeds and good intentions! So far, I've started:
Lindera benzoin
Ptelea trifoliata
Viola pedata which I actually started in baggies last year and let them sit, so... Crossing Fingers!
and something else.

Also, I just got my order in from Gardens North who is retiring after this season. Most of these need to be stratified so I have to get moving on it.

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Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Feb 26, 2018 9:24 AM CST
The only one of those that I have on the go is the Glaucidium palmatum . Mine are at that cotyledon stage. I am chilling them now .
Northern NJ (Zone 6b)
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LorettaNJ
Feb 26, 2018 9:51 AM CST
I've done Glaucidium before but they never dropped their seed coats so eventually they strangled. This time, I think I will soak them first. Also, they never self sowed for me when I did have a plant and it always produced seed.
I am looking forward to seeing what rock garden plants you are trying, Caroline and how you do with the lewisia.
Name: Kabby
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Kabby
Feb 27, 2018 7:56 PM CST
Hi all, I just completed my first seed swap in January and started my first winter sow on Feb 1st and on Feb 15 I started phase 2. I chose to use clear solo cups instead of milk jugs just because I couldn't see storing all of that.
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Bachelor Buttons
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Purple hyacinth beans
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Blue borage
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These 3 will be upgraded to larger accommodations soon.
These are the remaining germinated seeds, I'll use common names so forgive me.
Sowed Feb 1st
Common milkweed
Swamp milkweed
Joe Pye Weed
Candy lily
Verbena Lollipop
Golden yarrow
Purple coneflower
Yellow hollyhock
Dwarf hollyhock
Perennial foxglofe
Rudbeckia Denver Daisy
Agastache
Lemon Mint bee balm

Sowed Feb 15th
Maltese Cross
Petunia
Nasturtium
Snapdragon Night and Day
Snapdragon Appleblossum
Salvia Lady in Red
Tx bluebonnets
Love Lies Bleedibg
Nicotiana Hot Chocolate
Rudbeckia Cherry Brandy
Gomphrena Strawberry Fields
Scabiosa
Blue shrimp plant Cerinthe major

I will probably sow 15 cups March 3rd, tomatoes and other seeds that prefer warmer weather.



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