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Problem with Pansy Seeds..... #35014
August 8th, 2005 at 04:09 AM
August 8th, 2005 at 04:09 AM
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Okay, here's the deal (I hope I am putting this in the right forum)

About 5 weeks ago we planted some pansy seeds in tiny little 1 inch starter pots. Most of them came up, but they have just sat there and done nothing in all that time. They each have a tiny stem and two leaves on them.

Any suggestions on what to do to help them grow??

At first until they came up we covered them with plastic and then gently got them used to having some sun on them. Now they are out in the sun most of the day and are doing nothing. We are not overwatering or underwatering. Just keeping them moist.

Help please...

Duh

Re: Problem with Pansy Seeds..... #35015
August 8th, 2005 at 04:16 AM
August 8th, 2005 at 04:16 AM
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It's been waaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyy too hot
here from my seeded pansy's too,
they're just sitting there.....
but they did the same thing last year too...
Mine over wintered nicely, and I repotted
them in the spring and had wonderful
antique colored flowers...
when it got hot again, they went "South"

I can't keep pansy's by my house gardens either..
wayyyyyyyyyyyyy to hot for them....


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Re: Problem with Pansy Seeds..... #35016
August 8th, 2005 at 06:58 AM
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So Weezie, are you saying I should just not worry about them and let them sit there over the winter?

There is only about a week that we get snow here so I can bring them in for that time I suppose.

I'm glad this happens to others too though. I just couldn't figure why they are just sitting there looking stupid.

Thanks Weezie.... thumbup

Re: Problem with Pansy Seeds..... #35017
August 8th, 2005 at 07:03 AM
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So should I put the tray of pots in the shade then?

Re: Problem with Pansy Seeds..... #35018
August 8th, 2005 at 10:05 AM
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Storm to be sincerely honest,
I didn't do a darn thing to them..
They sat in six pack containers...
I actually hoped for the best
and let them be..
*I do know where they were gets good
snow coverage...
And that's a plus in winter time protection...

What growing zone did you say you were again???

Believe it or not, I picked pansy's one winter,
one bouquet a month one year here,
it was such a mild winter...
Pansy's love the cold.. and don't like the heat...

If you only get snow one week of snow,
I might just leave'em...
How many do you have..???..
You know me, I experiment...
Try some out and don't do a thing to them..
some bring in to a cool garage, some leave
somewhere's else.. and see which gives you the best results with the least work...
but remember, each winter is different..
One maybe colder or more winter winds, or one maybe less snow but fridgid temps??
They may just completely go away with toooooooo cold of freezing/thawing temps???

Mother Natures' funny about that..


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Re: Problem with Pansy Seeds..... #35019
August 8th, 2005 at 10:14 AM
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Storm,

You are on Vancouver Island, right? Pansies will grow and bloom here outdoors throughout the winter. Don't worry about them, they should start picking up as the weather gets cooler. Last year my pansies continued to bloom even after that nasty January storm and cold snap we had. Brrrr!

Re: Problem with Pansy Seeds..... #35020
August 8th, 2005 at 04:56 PM
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The first year we lived here, I planted pansies. She told me, if we got snow, they'd flatten down under the snow.. then in the spring, when it was all gone, they'd pop up. Sure enuough, that's what they did. And this year as well. That first year I had them, we had quite a winter, with a LOT of snow. I was shocked to see my pansies, and a LOT of them, when spring arrived. My pansies have hung around this summer, despite the nasty heat, but they are about all done for now. A few blooms here & there, but mostly, already went to seed, scattered about, and dead foliage now. I hope the seeds come up next year! flw

Meg

Re: Problem with Pansy Seeds..... #35021
August 8th, 2005 at 09:45 PM
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Uhhhhhhhhh, where those the
"Pumpkin' Pansy's"????????? wink wink wink wink wink wink wink cool


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Re: Problem with Pansy Seeds..... #35022
August 9th, 2005 at 07:30 AM
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I want pansies next year lord I love em but have never grown my own, I am thinking I should sow mine now for next year is that correct the package said in early spring, but from what I can find on the net looks like I might be best to plant the seeds now for next year. Any suggestions guys and gals?


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Re: Problem with Pansy Seeds..... #35023
August 9th, 2005 at 08:04 AM
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WEEZIEEEEEE!!!!! Noooooo.. really, I *had* pansies my first year in this house. That was 3 years ago..lol. We moved in the first week of August, 2002. I found a nursery up the road, and they had flats of pansies, and I couldn't resist. I had no idea what I was doing. I kinda dug a trench, never tried to keep it weeded, and it was kinda.. recessed? It was kinda set down, below what would be level ground, and it made them a bit harder to see..lol. But *I* knew they were there, and I loved thier pretty colors. They sprang back up in the spring, after we'd had a hard winter, but like I said, no mulch, and no barriers of any kind, and eventually, the weeds took it over. I never got anymore from them.. I think whatever may have wanted to grow from seeds that dropped, were choked out by the weeds. :rolleyes: I found ONE lonely pansy a year later.. and it was a few feet away, and under my deck! laugh Hubby was weedwacking, and hit it. *sigh* Oh well.

I can't wait to see if all these from this past year reseed themselves! flw

Meg


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