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Another geranium question?
#385787 Jan 12th, 2015 at 01:15 AM
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Well now that I finally know what the seed looks like, when are the seeds started for end of May planting? Does anyone know?

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DaisyM #385789 Jan 12th, 2015 at 01:49 AM
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I have read that one should start them indoors approximately four months prior to spring planting.




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DaisyM #385792 Jan 12th, 2015 at 02:44 AM
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Thank you, guess that would make it somewhere at the end of this month or beginning of Feb? When they start growing and come in with their 3 rd set of leaves, do they have to be snipped?

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I would just start back the 4 months, from when you plan on planting them. I would make sure it is a bit after your last frost date, if it were me.

to answer your question:

You should pinch off the top growth of the geranium seedlings when the seedlings reach 4 to 6 inches in height to encourage the seedlings to grow laterally instead of taller.




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DaisyM #387006 Mar 27th, 2015 at 10:27 AM
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Update: Well, what I thought was a weed was actually a little geranium seedling. It's only about 2-3 inches in height but has it's second set of leaves with a 3rd little coming out, should I pinch it now? Giggle, giggle.

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DaisyM #387009 Mar 27th, 2015 at 11:41 AM
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I kept a geranium over winter in an unheated room an it is just about ready to bloom.
Made me happy. Red...


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dodge #387015 Mar 27th, 2015 at 09:58 PM
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My mother-in-law would put her geraniums in her basement every late fall & bring them back out in the spring. most if not all of them lived. which was esp. nice when it came to her candy-cane stripped geraniums.


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Mine die mostly in the basement so I had it upstairs


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Year before last I kept a geranium alive all winter. Can't remember what happened to it but it's long gone.

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I haaate loosing them


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I have not ever been a big geranium fan, unless it is a variegated leaved or a red/white candy striped one. Those are beautiful IMO.


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I aren't on variegated geraniums..
I love solids.. They are a great cemetery flower here..Love them.


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