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by TribeFan on September 12, 2005 11:48 PM
I received calendula and allysum seeds with no information as to when to plant them. Can anyone tell me the best time to plant the seeds? I live in snowy Ohio. [flower]
Thank You

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by weezie13 on September 13, 2005 08:38 AM
Hi Angie,
Welcome to The Garden Helper's Forum!
We're very glad you found us........

Question???
How many Calendula seeds do you have???

Why I'm asking is, I am a big experimenter
and love to find out which is the easiest for
me and for the plants...

The first try I would do is......
find a place you'd like them to grow..
in a flower bed or where ever.. and throw
half of your seed on it..
Mine drop on the dirt and over winter, but I live in Growing Zone 5 but where they over winter is
like a micro~climate 6.
But, leave some out over winter and watch for
sprouts come late spring, early summer when the soil warms up..

Then save some seeds and either throw them on top
of the worked up dirt/soil or plant them in 6~packs the normal time you'd start seeds in the spring time...

That way, I think you'll end up with some plants,
and you see which way was easier for you and the how well the plants survived and how much work,
either of the ways were!!! [thumb] [flower]

For the allysum, I'd do in the spring time too.
They are annuals, and in some places they may over winter, but for Ohio, I'm not too sure????

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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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by TribeFan on September 13, 2005 11:21 PM
That's a great idea. I have 1000 of one and 500 of the other, I can't remember which at the moment.

That's a good amount of seed for the 4 X 4 ft area I have to plant the calendula. I will try half in November and see what happens.

I am hoping the allysum will choke out the wild strawberry that I am constantly fighting.
Thank You

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by tkhooper on September 14, 2005 12:25 AM
Good luck with the calendula. I'm not happy with mine. They produced buds but the buds didn't open. I won't be doing them again next year that's for sure.
by weezie13 on September 14, 2005 03:06 AM
Mine are like weeds..
I had thrown one of the first flower
heads, that were fading, on top of my
new flower bed and they sprouted with in
days..
Just lightly touched them to the top of the
dirt and waa~laaa, sprouts..

Mine over winter in a South facing raised bed.

Can you tell us what you did for them,
the water, dirt, sun, fert Tammy????

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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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by tkhooper on September 14, 2005 07:00 AM
Well Weezie as you know from my many posts lol. My clay has a lot of clay in it. A hole lot of clay in it. In fact you could probably say it is all clay lol. It's in a sunny spot except when the zinnias high the sun from them. Which since only about 5 survived the flower pluckers in my neighborhood isn't a lot of shade lol. They get watered most mornings but I would say I loose most of the water to run off. I'm still working on correcting that situation. Fertilizer I would definitely say has been minimal this year. Possible once a month with a water soluble all purpose plant food. 6-8-7 I think. You know how bad my memory is.

As usually I remembered the information for them wrong and thought they were a biennial and wouldn't bloom until next year. Imagine my suprise a couple of weeks ago when they started budding. But the buds never open. I don't know what that's all about.

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