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by woogiebehr on June 19, 2004 05:24 PM
Hi, I am VERY new to gardening. I ordered some bee balm lst year via the internet and grew a great crop. This year its virtually gone! Where did I go wrong? My garden is full sun. I built the garden with good soil, I do water alot, but I did not see mold or anything on the plants. I am fearful of planting it again, yet I hear it is really easy to grow. Also, as it is toward the end of June in Kentucky, is it to late to start some plants this year?

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Mary L McGuire
by Newt on June 22, 2004 07:53 PM
Hi Mary,
Sorry to hear this. It is usually an easy plant to grow, but I didn't have success with my first try either. Maybe it was where I put it. I got more from a friend and it's thriving now. You might want to sow the seeds in the garden where you want them to grow. That way the strong ones should survive. Take a look here for some growing info. It's worth a try if you have the seeds.

http://www.floridata.com/ref/M/mona_did.cfm

Good luck,
Newt

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by weezie13 on June 23, 2004 03:31 PM
Woogiebehr,
Could be the soil too, maybe!
Sometimes it's to baron for it,
Or too dry for it!
It likes a moist or rich in compost like
soil....

Or maybe the year before if it was too dry
and the flower production was poor, the seeds
may not have been good either to re~seed it's
self...

Weezie

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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