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Blog entry by jroot posted 04-08-2012 04:42 PM 2147 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

1st planting March 25- a lot of hostas, R.O.S., tropical hibiscus ( only 2 of which have sprouted ), hardy hibiscus ( 7 have sprouted )
forgot to take pictures or post

2nd Planting April 8, 2012
I started my 2nd batch of seeds this morning ( Many from several GT friends) :
Impatiens
Rose of Sharon
Globe Thistle
Thistle from our trip to Italy
Cosmos
Coleus
Canterbury Bells
Snap Dragons
Rosary Pea
4 o’clocks

This afternoon, also started:
Foxglove
Ornamental Kale
Huckleberry
Okra
Asters
Petunia
Marigold
Smooth Gourd
Green chilli
Zinnia

Hope they all take.

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown



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posted 04-08-2012 10:31 PM

such a lovely variety.
My hardy hibiscus didn’t come up. I guess I didn’t prep them properly before planting. I’ll try again next year.

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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posted 04-08-2012 11:26 PM

Your hardy hibiscus will not show their heads for quite a while yet. They are one of the last ones to break the surface of the soil … usually when the bleeding hearts are finished, they come up. So “keep the faith, baby.”

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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MsDebbieP

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posted 04-09-2012 09:25 AM

ohmmmmmm ohmmmmmm ohmmmmmmmmmm :D

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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Greenthumb

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posted 04-10-2012 11:55 PM

Looks like almighty glory. I sure miss getting my hands dirty

: ))

-- just one more rock, and the garden is done ; )

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Iris43

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posted 04-12-2012 12:45 AM

I started my seed planting the last week of March, jroot. Much of the plantings are up and some are ready to be transplanted into cell pacs.

I’ll try to remember to take pics tomorrow.

I made a vow last year to cut back on the number of startings…...and I have…..sort of..

-- 'To plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow'

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jroot

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posted 04-12-2012 01:16 AM

I understand the “sort of”. I cut back somewhat, but I did get a lot of other new seeds to try.

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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Bon

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posted 04-21-2012 04:09 PM

Wow that sure is a nice variety of plants you got starting Jroot.Good luck with them.

-- Bon,Hastings,Ont.....zone 5a....Always room for one more

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lavender22

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posted 02-20-2013 02:34 AM

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW:)

-- I love hostas:)

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posted 02-20-2013 07:35 AM

Wish you good success this year, Jroot. Are the smooth gourd and green chilli seeds from the ones I had sent to you last year. I wish they also give you a good harvest. This season I have planted the green chillies in several containers and I am getting so many chillies and I don’t know what to do with them. Only alternative is to dry them and preserve as powder. Are you not trying Gokarna this time?

Sharad

-- Bagwan-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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jroot

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posted 02-20-2013 11:24 AM

The photos above are not from this year. It is too early to start them here, as we are still in the midst of winter. I am still searching for room to start the dahlias at the end of next month ( March ), so they are ready for the garden in June.

Fortunately, just last night, unexpectedly a gentleman came over from Bolton and just about cleaned me out of my hibiscus cuttings so I have only a few left of the original 60 potted cuttings. These cuttings I know are rooted, as I transplanted them yesterday afternoon. So all I have now are 4 Doubles Dark Pink coloured, 2 Doubles Peach coloured, and 1 Single Salmon with a Red Throat. Of course, I still have the numerous parent plants. My hibiscus seedlings ( I got the seeds from Tahiti, Australia, Phillipines, & Austria) are over a foot tall now, and I do expect to see them bloom this summer.

To answer your question, Sharad, I was not able to save any seeds from last year. I did not get any chillies to develop into maturity, and the Gokarna did create its fruit, but alas it did not survive the squirrels we have here.

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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