Posted on March 29, 2014 by Myrnie
From just sprouting at the beginning of the month to cups by the end of the month. Things are trucking along!
Marigolds, calendula, and a few types of tomatoes are in their cups and growing in the greenhouse. I am still waiting on the pink cosmos, echinacea, peppers, and a few types of tomato to grow large enough to transplant. I threw out the yellow cosmos and the broccoli sprouts- they got too leggy and I didn’t want to fuss around with them. There are lots of things that do well for me, I don’t have time or space to spend on needy plants!
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Posted on February 28, 2014 by Myrnie
Dried marigold flower heads
Peel off the outside, twist off the fuzz on top, and pinch them out.
Calendula flower head- these were a little trickier, but I pulled the seeds off best I could, loaded them onto a plate, and gently blew the chaff away. Not perfectly clean, but it will do.
At the end of the season last year I grabbed a few promising, dry, flower heads and stuck them in paper sacks. They went on a shelf and were forgotten until yesterday. I harvested the seeds out of my marigold and calendula flowers, and fingers crossed that they germinate! The marigolds I am not too fussed about- they are large and tall Crackerjack mix. They look nice in the garden and are easy to grow. The calendula I am hoping for a larger patch this year- I ordered a sampler seed packet last year and only 2 or 3 plants came from it. I have a LOT of seeds now, so here is hoping!
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