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The Queen of Sheeeba
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May 2013
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A post in the gardening community made me take inventory.

Seeds that I got and what happened with them. Also, if you'd like a couple of any of them, just ask.

Spinach:
Bloomsdale Long-Standing-- Two of these survived my attempt to start seeds indoors and were eaten last spring.
Baby's Leaf-- Small success direct sowing very late in the growing season. In fact, I do believe t


Lettuce:
Black Seeded Simpson-- I scattered these over by the daffodils out back and put a dirt over them. They were promptly eaten by birds. These guys grew indoors also but didn't survive transplantation. Last season I planted them in very late summer. There is still one guy out there, all bent and beaten down by having a few inches of snow dumped on top of him.



Hollyhocks:
Black Nigra
Creme de Casis
These take two seasons to bloom. I tried to get a jump on the flowering thing by planting them in mid-summer. They grew to about 4' before dying back. I hope they come back this spring with flowers.


Tomatoes:
Super Sweet 100
Super Steak
Roma
Started them waaaaaay to early. They grew and grew and grew and got very leggy because of my inadequate lighting. I finally dumped them all in April. Don't know if I'm gonna start them this year. I have limited space and they may all be taken up by peppers and marigolds.


Peppers:
Burpee's Carnival Mix
Burpee's Hot Mix
My happiest success in starting indoors. Yes, they too got leggy but since they grow so much slower than tomatoes, it wasn't a disaster. Also, since both seed packets are mixes, I don't know which of them actually grew.



Marigolds:
Flagstaff
Snowball
Scarlet Starlet

They did well inside and then died when I put them out too early. The ones directly sowed in amoung the store bought marigolds did very well-- especially the Snowballs. The Scarlet Harlots were disappointing as they didn't grow more than six inches. They were tiny little plants.



Columbine:
McKana's Giant
He's another guy that survived my horrible first attempt at seed starting. He's in a pot outside. Some of him is still green. Maybe this summer I'll get a flower.


Zinnia:
Purple Prince
Did not even germinate indoors or out.


Celosia
Red Velvet
I think I got to the seedling stage with this one and she may have been a victim of my rush to put crap outside. I think I'll try again only because I want grow this flower.


Canterbury Bells
Not remembering the fate of these seeds which means it was all bad.


Gazania
They were doing well until the rains came. This is a desert-y plant that doesn't like too much water. When it rained every day for 2 months in a row, they just melted away. May try again and put them over in the space in the hedges. That spot stays very dry all the time.

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I don't have a grow light. I did buy a "plant light" bulb but found out those incandescent 'plant' bulbs are for showing off plants, not growing them.

The lamps I built have a regular long florescent bulb. Although not perfect, they are the best for growing without spending a fortune on the florescent "grow bulbs". At least that's what the internet told me.