Castor seeds

jiggreen(zone 6b, carlisle PA)June 9, 2008

Is it too late for me to start Castor seeds in zone 6b? And would it be possible to grow them in 5 gallon containers?


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annebert(6b/7a MD)

I think you can still do it. You will get a good sized plant by frost. I grew one in a large pot (probably 4-5 gal) last year and it did fine. It was only 3-4 feet high. I don't know if that was the cultivar (got seeds from a friend with minimal info) or the pot.

    Bookmark   June 10, 2008 at 11:32AM
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daryljurassic(OHIO 6a)

Not too late. Of course earlier would be better...5 gallon pot would be pushing it, but it will work... they just won't get very big (tall). I had a "wild" one in a 10 gallon pot last year that was 8' tall. My others were 21'. Btw, the seeds should last for a few years so save some for an earlier start next year.

    Bookmark   June 12, 2008 at 9:06AM
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