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The Queen of Sheeeba
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May 2013
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Marigolds and sunflowers started.

Snowball, fireball and harlequins marigold seedlings started. I also had a packet of a "Fun 'n Sun" mix of sunflower seeds. Normally, you don't start sunflowers indoors and I don't use mixes because they have shallow roots that don't like to be disturbed and I like to know what the hell it is I'm growing.

But. The sunflower in the icon was an accidental transplant and it did beautifully. I later read that using peat pots makes transplanting sunflowers doable as the roots do not get disturbed since you plant the whole pot. Also, I wouldn't mind any one of the sunflowers in the mix popping up. I'll enjoy the surprise.

I need to order more snowball marigolds. I love those things. They grow strong and bushy with many, many big beautiful flowers that persist until frost. I've had that seed packet for two seasons and inside were only 10 runty little seeds left. I hope I can get at least 3 plants out of them.