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Looks Like I’m Late April 23, 2009

Filed under: Gardening — alwayswithme @ 2:49 pm
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but there may be hope per this information:

Planting seeds indoors in transplant pots

 

If it’s spring or summer (late March thru July) and you missed out on planting in the fall or winter, you can stratify the seeds artificially. Just mix equal parts moist sand with the seeds directly in their plastic packet. Place the packets in the refrigerator (not the freezer). After about 45 days you can plant the seeds indoors in pots. Don’t worry about the sand, it can be put in the pots with the seeds.

Germinate the seeds indoors, because the indoor temperature is optimal for seed germination. Outdoor temperatures tend to be too warm to promote seed germination.

Transplanting your seedlings

When the seedlings have two or three true leaves, they are ready for transplanting into their permanent location.

 

Be sure to water the seedlings after transplanting. Keep watering them until they are established – usually for a couple weeks. Mulching is helpful to keep weeds down and conserve moisture.

Many plants will flower their first or second year from seed!

From http://www.kansasnativeplants.com/propagate.html

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