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by coachdaisy on August 27, 2006 12:12 AM
good morning all!

i am in the process of trying to become more organizated and being prepared for projects
( it's a slow, slow process!)

anywho....i want to relocate a black eyed susan and i also heard i can use their seeds. however i need more information. when do i relocate and how do i make their seeds? when do i plan their seeds?

thanks in advance!

coach daisy
by TulsaRose on August 27, 2006 12:29 AM
Hi Coach Daisy, welcome to the forum. [Wink] It would help to know your locality, gardening zone. You can edit your profile and add that information. [thumb]

Here is a link to a Garden Helper article on growing and caring for Black-Eyed Susans.

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by Bestofour on August 27, 2006 03:34 AM
Hi Coachdaisy, the center part of the daisy is the seeds and when the flower dies off and that part dries up you can plant that. Her in NC I let mine reseed but I think you can put out the seeds in early spring. I have mine in full sun but they reseed (by birds and wind I guess) to shady areas too.

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by dodge on August 27, 2006 10:31 AM
I dug mine out of a field and put them into my flower bed.....Kept them watered and they are doing beautiful......

RIght use the centers when they dry , I say wait till spring to sow them......Or try some sping and fall........No harm in that.

dodge......;o)

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by Bestofour on August 27, 2006 01:31 PM
coachdaisy, do you need me to send you some of the seeds or do you have enough?

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by coachdaisy on August 27, 2006 02:39 PM
let me see if i totally understand....instead of dead heading i can save the heads for seeds? in ziploc? or do i wait till the end of the growing season... i also want to relocate....when should i do that?
by SpringFever on August 27, 2006 02:43 PM
Mine reseed themselves like crazy!!

You can just make sure the flower top is brown about an inch down the stem.. relocate after blooming is done.. good luck!

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by dodge on August 27, 2006 02:49 PM
coachdaisy,

Do not store in plastic baggies right away.

let them dry in paper envelopes till the moisture is gone....Or you will have rotted seed.
I use old envelopes that the mail comes in daily.

dodge [thumb]

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by weezie13 on August 28, 2006 03:38 PM
You've gotten alllllllll good advice in each post...
I can't add much more...

Other than do an experiment for yourself with the reseeding....
Let those flower heads get brown and seed up...
and then do it 2 or 3 different ways..

I head take and shake over some freshly tilled *no grass or anything on top of the dirt* soil...
Then don't do anything to them, but let the snow land on top of it..

2nd, I'd take and put some regular garden soil into some 6pk containers and shake some seeds over that dirt, and keep it so it's on top of your soil, anywhere's really, and let the snow cover that too...

And 3rd save some and shake and plant come spring time...

And see which way was easiest for you and which way was the easiest and most efficent for the seeds...

I have them here, and have had them reseed all over the place.. but fresh soil, with no weeds is the best for them and no competion with the weeds gives them the best chance to grow...

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Originally posted by coachdaisy:
i am in the process of trying to become more organizated and being prepared for projects
( it's a slow, slow process!)
coach daisy

If you figure out a way to do that, PLEASE let me know... I am so slow, and unorganized it's sooooo unbelievable... I wonder if I will/would ever be... [Wink] [Wink] [Big Grin] [Roll Eyes] [lala]

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Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
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by buzylady on August 29, 2006 05:15 PM
Is this what you call Black Eyed Susan? Or are the blooms smaller. This pic is from last yr. The plant didn't come back this yr. I missed it. What could have happened?
Tho I have a smaller bloom plant that comes back, it dries out really fast. It will look dead by afternoon if not watered in the morn.
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by dodge on August 30, 2006 03:45 AM
busylady

Browneyed daisy I think.

Oh they are buggers to keep at times.
This is first time mine did it for me.

dodge

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by weezie13 on August 30, 2006 04:01 AM
Buzylady,
Yep, those are BES's...
But remember they are a biennial..
The plant will only put out leaves the
first year and flower the next and won't come back the next year...*unless it's a really mild winter or something flukie* but they do re~seed.
The big hybridized kind are kind of timid and not aggressive.... so sometimes you have to help them a wee~bit.. take the seed pod and shake on top of some scratched up dirt with no competing weeds.. *or I put some ordinary regular garden soil into some 6pk containers I'd get flowers in and shake the seeds over the top of the soil in those and put them on top of the soil in my back yard, they'll get covered by snow and come spring time sprout*

The little wild one's you'd find on the roadside
are alot more tenacious than the big new hybridized one's.

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Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
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by dodge on August 30, 2006 04:56 AM
weezie

I planed seeds of differet things in the fall.
Spread them all around banks etc.. ha ha

2 sprouted......

Mother nature is Boss.....

dodge

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by weezie13 on August 30, 2006 05:14 AM
She is.............

Try different ways..
Next time just sprinkle on ground..
and tap on top of them lightly, so they make contact with the soil...
and I don't cover them...

If I cover them in the 6pks, its with an ever sooo fine sprinkle of sifted compost, and I make sure there's not alot.. *so the seed may still peak out a bit*

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Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
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by Bestofour on August 30, 2006 05:28 AM
If you put seeds out at different times you'll have flowers every year for some reason, even if you put out the seeds just a week or two apart. Anyway that's been the case for me. It doesn't make sense but it's worked for my foxglove and black eyed susans.

PS, I never color my blackeye susan seeds. I just sprinkle them on the ground.

PPS, maybe that's why my garden has no rhyme or reason.

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