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Castor seeds

Posted by jiggreen zone 6b, carlisle PA (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 9, 08 at 21:09

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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RE: Castor seeds

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.

RE: Castor seeds

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.

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