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#85265 December 16th, 2006 at 12:24 PM
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i took my seeds 12-1-06 folded em in a paper towl, stuck em in a bag!.i have,
blue flag iris
leopard lily
lily of the nile-2 seeds are sproutin!
blachberry lily
g,solomans seal
blue columbine-3 seeds sprouted!
beauityberry bush
hosta
pink,purple,white clematis
rose of sharon-10 seeds have sprouted and their already put in pots cause they got their true leaves!!!!

any one else doing this over the winter???????

#85266 December 19th, 2006 at 03:53 AM
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I will be starting some things in the new year....just have to decide what laugh

#85267 December 19th, 2006 at 05:18 AM
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I did it last year and I may not be able to resist doing a few things this year. I'm trying not to but it's so hard. Maybe I should just go live in the national forrest and plant little things here and there throughout the forrest like Johnny Appleseed did across our nation. lol. I know I'm going nuts lol.

#85268 December 19th, 2006 at 03:21 PM
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I don't know how you all do it... I've killed so many plants indoors already this fall that I'm terrified to try to *start* anything inside. I've told Tammy, at least while they are seeds they still have life in them - as soon as they germinate and see who's taking care of them flw

#85269 December 19th, 2006 at 06:30 PM
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those are all but the pink clematis from the seed swap thumbup muggs lepardlily and purple clematis from roflol!
i did hostas one year and they took months to germiate, so i thought id start early this time.

laugh Tammy would be the gnome holding a LARGE bag of seeds! laugh

#85270 December 19th, 2006 at 09:45 PM
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and it just got larger. I couldn't resist buying more seeds when I got my parks seed catalog. But I'll fill in the details down in garden chat.

#85271 December 19th, 2006 at 09:56 PM
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Well i am glad its not just me.....i have so many wonderful seeds and only a little area in which to start them....decisions decisions.
Let me know what you start thumbup thumbup thumbup

#85272 December 20th, 2006 at 01:08 PM
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penny you could always keep em as house plants!
heres my rose of sharons
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#85273 December 20th, 2006 at 08:58 PM
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How are all of you starting these seeds? Grow lites? Heat pads? Anything else I should know? I was so excited to see your rose of Sharons-- I have some of those seeds! I want to start some things inside now and then I got a bunch of seeds from the wintersown people that I will start in the cold frame in probably March or April.

#85274 December 21st, 2006 at 03:49 AM
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i just got a all white paper towl, sprayed it with water to dampin it, folded my seeds in it, then stuck it in a ziplock bagie, put em up in one of my baskets. [i have baskets hanging from my ceiling in my kitchen] you could put em anywere.
once they sprouted i put em in little pots with seed starter soil and once again put em in baggies [ the bagies give em the green house affect]just dont over water or youll get rot, or mold,
ive never done a cold frame so i dont know much about em.

#85275 December 25th, 2006 at 03:36 PM
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heres bluecolbines
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blackberrylily
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i took other pics but you couldnt hardly see em.

#85276 December 28th, 2006 at 11:03 AM
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Sibyl are u serious??? perpl I have always done mine in either pellets or potting soil. Never thought of the paper towels. And I have a few of the seeds that you have started growing, also from the swap. Thank you all so much for your generosity btw. Oh boy, oh boy. I have more to do this weekend. Here's what I have so far tho. Love in a mist, Brandywine Tomatoes, Poppies,Hollyhock, Calendula, Malva Zebrina, Dianthus and what I believe to be a Musk Mallow according to envelope it came in, but it looks nothing like the pictures I've researched so far. And Saturday I started Anthemis Tinctoria, which already germinated. Waiting on Gerbera Daisy mix, Salvia Farinacea, Jimmy Nardello's sw. pepper, Maltese Cross, Amaranthus Candelabra and some Super Chili.

#85277 December 28th, 2006 at 02:47 PM
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grinnnn

#85278 December 29th, 2006 at 10:11 AM
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Sibyl,

Yes, I have started several seedlings as well over the winter. I just could not wait until spring.

(8) columbine
(4) rose of sharon
(12) delphinium
(6) Coleus

Is it true that perenials started from seeds will not bloom the first year?

#85279 December 30th, 2006 at 03:17 AM
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thumbup i seen kennyso has answered your question! hes way more experienced with pernnial seeds than me laugh ive only did hosta before and i put em out in early spring it got too cold[frost] and all died off eek this is my first year for the others so im still learning. thought id start early so there strong enough for when i do plant em outside, and im waitin till mid spring! laugh grinnnn

#85280 January 4th, 2007 at 02:59 AM
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Update on what has germinated so far.
Calendula, Purple Coneflower (not a very good germination rate,I must have done something wrg), Dianthus, Foxglove, Liatris over 2 weeks for this one, love lies bleeding (only 1 survived grinnnn grinnnn

#85281 January 6th, 2007 at 03:58 AM
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eek columbines bit the dust!
grinnnn iris,leopard lily lily of the nile; black berry lily, rose of sharons are doing great!!!!!

hope your love lies bleeding dose good, get alot of seeds from one bloom

#85282 January 6th, 2007 at 02:10 PM
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eek kissies Will keep ya' updated!

#85283 January 6th, 2007 at 02:46 PM
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thumbup let us know what all you start ks!

2 of the beauty berry bushes just germinated! gonna put em in pots !!

#85284 January 7th, 2007 at 12:23 AM
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Oh, I bet those bushes will be pretty when they've grown!

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thumbup let us know what all you start ks!
Will do! thumbup I am really excited to try this, but I need to get a few things, and I want a fluorescent light so they have good lighting. My breakfast nook will look like a greenhouse come March! clp I still need some more seeds, but I do have some here to start out with, & definitely need to get in on the seed exchanges now!

#85285 January 7th, 2007 at 02:02 AM
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Sybi, I'm sorry to hear about your Columbines. frown Any idea what may have happened? I guess this is an awesome way to learn when we do things wrong. There can be directions to seed sowing, but not all of them a fool proof.
ksgardnr, I agree the paper towel thing is an awesome idea. I just put in some Kellogg's Breakfast Tomatoes and artichoke to germinate this way we'll see what happens.

#85286 January 9th, 2007 at 12:43 AM
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Yay!! Sybyl, I love the plastic baggie/paper towel method! I have columbines and rose of sharon starting to sprout!! I'll have to refrain from starting everything right now because I am so excited about this! Or my dining room will look like a greenhouse too! I also did some the traditional way, but no progress yet. A friend of mine has a solarium room and he is out of town this week. I may have to invade while he is gone!

#85287 January 9th, 2007 at 05:40 AM
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I have a question......I would like to start some seeds with a baggie and paper towel but am wondering if they need to be in bright light??

#85288 January 9th, 2007 at 02:35 PM
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yay!amy! thumbup hope that helps plantqueen

#85289 January 10th, 2007 at 03:40 AM
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Thank you sibyl! I will be starting some this week then! As soon as I clean the house! laugh laugh No, it's not that bad...just like to get that stuff done first. Doesn't mean it will happen though! laugh

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