Tag Archives: growing from seed

Short report: “Cresto” Zinnias

  This is the first year I’ve grown the “Cresto” zinnia series, and of course, the variety I chose was “Cresto Orange. ”  The photo above shows the pom-pom center surrounded by a row of petals, the form the “Cresto” … Continue reading

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Short Update: Plant World Seeds

  So, here’s the special YELLOW hollyhock grown from seeds from Plant World Seeds!!!  It’s the first to bloom of dozens, and is much taller than all its fellow seedlings.  I’m hoping it’s a freak, and that all the others … Continue reading

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Short reports: PWS

Here’s a quick report, on the seeds from Plant World Seeds that I was so excited to order way back last winter.    For a bit about the seeds arrival and the actual packets, see here. First of all, only … Continue reading

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Onions…Crying for Joy!

For over thirty years I grew onions from sets, just as my grandmother and mother had.  White ones for using over the summer and early fall; yellow ones for storage.  I never saw red ones until I went to college.  … Continue reading

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In Olden Days

With all of the recent blogs about seed starting and plant buying, it makes me wonder how in the world my grandmother managed to harvest anything!  I don’t recall her starting anything indoors except a jar of sweet potato starts.  … Continue reading

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A Melon Comparison

Last year, I grew “Golden Crown” watermelon (78 days) which was a 1991 AAS winner.  Because I grow in raised beds, and I don’t want vines spilling across the paths, so a compact melon works best.  And, there are only … Continue reading

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