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Offline Oldman

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Wildflowers & A Volunteer
« on: March 21, 2012, 03:57:00 pm »
As some here know I garden. Well back at Christmas in a Dollar Store I came across this boxes of wildflowers. A dollar per box. I got 10 for direct sun and two for shade. I really did not expect much from them. Come on a dollar~~~

Well I laid out the black matting and put a 4" boarder around it and fill it with my compost. I planted all 10 boxes.  Later I looked at one of the boxes as I was throwing them away and it said 5,000 seed per box. Umm I said to myself, "Maybe I might get 10% out of each box. Boy was I wrong! As you can see from this picture I think that every one of those 50,000 seeds germinated! There are a few already flowering, but I can only wonder what this summer will bring???


Now I grow some of my tomatoes in a home made upside buckets where the tomato grows out of the bottom. I also grow tomatoes out of the top of the same bucket. Last year I tried patio tomatoes. Some of the tomatoes fell on the cement and busted. Later their seeds got washed into my side garden. This year I found 12 volunteers! I replanted some of them the others were in a good place so I left them there. However, there is one that I just shake my head about. I feed it and water but I cannot replant it due to where it grew. Check out the picture and if its not the dangest thing you have ever seen I do not know what is!


The rest of my gardens are doing great; plus I have two pineapples in fruit.  ;D

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Re: Wildflowers & A Volunteer
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2012, 08:08:55 pm »
Nice Olds,
Weather here has been getting too cold at night for seeds to germinate properly.  Some do, some don't.  Agrivating since I now have a raised bed to plant in.  Last year I had 2 starter trays and all of them produced 2 or 3 plants in each cell but not enough places to plant all the seedlings.  Needless to say, I gave a lot of plants away last year.
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Re: Wildflowers & A Volunteer
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2012, 08:47:17 pm »
Looks good Ray. This year I am going to make a herb garden. I got this big tub that is 3' x 4 ' x 3' deep that I found a couple of years ago. I am going to put on my deck to grow. I will put a chunk of foam in the bottom so I don't have 3 feet of soil which is really heavy. I like to use fresh herbs when I cook. Just waiting for the cold to stop.
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Re: Wildflowers & A Volunteer
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2012, 02:23:45 am »
Those wild flowers are going to look nice when they are in full bloom. That should attract a lot of humming birds and butterflies.


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Re: Wildflowers & A Volunteer
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2012, 04:34:04 pm »
Those wild flowers are going to look nice when they are in full bloom. That should attract a lot of humming birds and butterflies.

I agree! Remember to post a pic when in full bloom please! Thanks.