'days to maturity' - what's your definition?

lindsey5809(9)July 20, 2012

Hi there,

I moved into my new house this week and it's right in the heart of garden season but I fear too late for a lot of things. For example, I"d like to plant some sunflowers, and have read they are 90 days to maturity.

What does everyone think though, if I live in the east bay area where it says warm (70s) until mid to late October? Of course if I could have started earlier, I would have, but can I plant things that take 3 months at this point here in zone 9?

Many thanks. I have tons of sun and space to work with.

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hosenemesis(SoCal Sunset 19 USDA 8b)

Yes, you can plant sunflowers, cosmos, and amaranth. You may be able to do zinnias- maybe someone else knows about those. I plant amaranth and cosmos every year at this time. Smaller sunflowers usually take less time to bloom.


    Bookmark   July 20, 2012 at 2:06AM
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Lots of what you are looking for you may be able to find in four inch pots. They will cost 3 or4 dollars but will save from 6 to 8 weeks growing time. Al

    Bookmark   July 20, 2012 at 10:25PM
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