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Will Lupines bloom 1st year with Wintersowing?

Posted by gerbera 6b (My Page) on
Sat, Feb 26, 11 at 13:13

Hello, I'm in London, Ontario (so right on the border of 6a and 6b), and I'm wintersowing for the first time. I've got lots of different seeds going, but I'm most attached to the Lupines I've got going (multicolour and red Russels). Has anyone had success getting these to bloom in their first year? And if so, did it have to do with soil quality/location/sun? I was planning to put these in mottled sun (with morning light and filtered light in the afternoon). And my plan is to put them out with snapdragons I'm also seeding (hopefully they'll make good allies). Any hints about what I should do?


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RE: Will Lupines bloom 1st year with Wintersowing?

I think that you might get flowers.
I did my lupins as a fall direct sow.
I am hoping to get flowers this year.
Snapdragons---I do indoors in a south window.
They are too slow to flower here from a WS.
The dwarf snaps like "Magic Carpet"---I direct sow.


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RE: Will Lupines bloom 1st year with Wintersowing?

I have not successs with first-year blooming and Lupines. I have sown them for about 3 years and my problem is that some animal digs them up during the winter or early spring. This year I have them covered with pop bottles and am hoping for the best.


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RE: Will Lupines bloom 1st year with Wintersowing?

Mine did not flower this year.
The hares which run wild here ate the tops off the young plants!?

Caroline


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RE: Will Lupines bloom 1st year with Wintersowing?

Mine don't flower the first year either.


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