Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
#28167 Apr 21st, 2007 at 07:56 AM
Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 877
500 Posts
OP Offline
500 Posts
Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 877
Are these easy to start outside? They sure are TINY seeds! I've never had luck with starting seeds outside - I don't have patience to find out if it is a weed or the flower I planted! Anyone have any advice on starting seeds outside in an existing garden? How to mark the area, should you plant in rows or scatter? I know those are questions that are pretty much whatever you like, but does anyone have a method they prefer?



PattyM
ND farm girl #28181 Apr 21st, 2007 at 08:56 AM
Joined: Nov 2003
Posts: 31,597
Purl One
30k Posts
Offline
Purl One
30k Posts
Joined: Nov 2003
Posts: 31,597
I just scattered some seeds outside yesterday, in an area where I had done the same last year. It doesn't make for a neat and tidy flower patch, but I love the colors these plants bloom, and overlook the fact that it isn't orderly.

If you prefer a more controlled look, then I suggest you either buy established plants, or start them in pots first and then transplant them out.


[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]
plants 'n pots #28199 Apr 21st, 2007 at 09:14 AM
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 12,160
Official Taste Tester
10k Posts
Offline
Official Taste Tester
10k Posts
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 12,160
definitely the transplant method for me.

When it's a plant that doesn't like being transplanted like the celosia or cockscomb then some kind of biodegradable pot is the best bet. So you can still start them in pots and move them into place when they are large enough that I can tell them from the weeds.

As you'll notice I've had to ask for pictures of the foliage of several plants because I wasn't sure if it was a weed or a flower lol.


[Linked Image]

Link Copied to Clipboard
Seasonal Ticker
Gardening Links
Gardening in November
Gardening in December
Gardening in January


Shop at Amazon and Support AGF
Are you shopping online? Click this link first and A Gardeners Forum will receive a commission for your referral at Amazon.com (shopping through this link to Amazon will not have any impact on your prices at Amazon).
Like Us on Facebook
Forum Statistics
Forums65
Topics14,222
Posts235,683
Average Daily Posts8
Members15,948
Most Online10,356
Nov 2nd, 2019
Top Posters(30 Days)
Tina 71
Random Gallery Image
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5