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Mass Sunflowers!

Posted by SouthCountryGuy SE BC 4b-5a (My Page) on
Fri, May 17, 13 at 23:06

Well, I finally got it done. 540 seeds in 67 varieties are now sowed. A special thanks goes out to Ginny for her HUGE contribution to this garden. Although I did fail her in a promise to plant all her seeds but others heard about this garden and gave some seed donations, so I was a bit overwhelmed....more for next year!

I can't wait till august!

Thanks to all for all your contributions and support.

SCG


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RE: Mass Sunflowers!

don't forget to post pics when they bloom.


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Tomorrow, will finally get around to mine, had needed to do a bunch of soil prep in that area, otherwise would have sown them already ... all three varieties, lol ...

Terrance


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Yay!! You are very welcome! I can't wait to see what comes up! I hope you get a good variety of fall color. :)

I sowed about 18 varieties today and am soaking the nasturtium for planting on the weekend!

Happy gardening everyone!

Ginny


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Oh, you're a wild one, Terry! :)

Ginny


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CLB, you can be certain I will. Man I hate waiting!

Ginny, I am trying to figure out where I can put another bed to use up all the seeds but locations for them to face morning sun are quite limited now :(

Terry, if you would like I can send you some more varieties. Some are courtesy of ginny and others. Just send me your address and I will get them out on tuesday.


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Kind of you to offer the seeds SCG :) ... though, these days I'm needing to force myself to be in cutback mode. I do live local to Ginny and she most generously let me have a go at the rest of her massive seed collection :)

Only sunflower variety I'd love to find is 'Florenza' ... I had ordered these and other must have seeds through a friend, though when I enquired regarding the arrival of them, he just said "oh, I didn't place the order, I hope you don't mind?" ... gggrrr, lol. 'Florenza' is one of my favorites!

SCG ... yep, you gotta post photos when your sunflowers come into bloom!

Terrance


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Terry, I just planted up the last few seeds I had left of Florenza. I might get 6 plants........but I have lots more seed coming. I also ordered Ring Of fire, Ruby, and Teddy Bear. I will share, of course! :)

Ginny


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Hey Ginny, I noticed you said you soaked your nasturtium seeds before planting....well I didn't know this and all mine are sown as of this morning...Should I dig them up? We are expected to have rain for the next few days will that suffice?


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Rain will work just as well. :) I always soak peas, corn, beans, sweet peas, morning glories and nasturtium. And maybe a few others that I can't think of at the moment. Just gives them a better start, IMO.

You wanna see my nasturtium collection! :)

Ginny


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HAHA Ginny I can only imagine. I just got the whirlybird mixed seeds. Next year we should do a trade. I'll order what you need and you can send me a smattering. The wife prefers gardens that are very mixed.

Next year I must add them crackerjack marigolds to my list...they will go awesome with the sunflowers if I decide to do them again.


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I as well, prefer mixed gardens, Lance..... very English Country style...cottage...Shabby Chic....and lots that just like to reseed. :)

I have a rather interesting marigold collection too but much of the seed is probably not viable any more. A package of marigold seed is usually the biggest one so they last forever! This year I only did a few Cracker Jack for the vegies and a few Bonanza for the deck planters.

One year in Saskatoon I grew a whole garden of just marigolds of different types and sizes. Everyone knew my house as the Flower Lady's house on Avenue H! I also had 12 foot high sweet peas all along the back fence! That was a really good garden year. :) Must have been good soil cause I sure didn't know anything about gardening really. Lol!

I wonder what annuals others are growing this year?

Ginny


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Update: Out of all the seeds I sowed between what germinated and what the dogs didn't knock down I have 144 plants up. 5 are now starting to have blooms open. My 'Tall' varieties seem a tad disappointing as most are shorter than the medium height varieties. How are your sunflowers doing?

FWIW, I had a couple sunflowers snap off in an accident when they were about 3 feet tall. They started to regrow off the side below the break, good thing I was lazy. So don't give up on them if it happens to you.

SCG


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