Gardening In Recovery

They are coming along nice. I haven’t started yet it’s too wet and cold where I’m on the UK ATM.
So I brought a few tomatoe varieties and sunflowers seeds. Just to keep me busy and see how they grow outdoors.
I usually start them indoors but exhausted from moving so going to just see how they do straight outside in a few weeks.
Definitely give your dream a go, it will look beautiful :heart_eyes:

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OOH i’m in – tried many times in the past and failed- will try in this new location. :crossed_fingers:

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I can’t put giant sunflowers on a fourth-floor window box; I’d have authorities knocking at the door in a minute. I might ask my mum for a corner of her garden, though.

But I’m itching to plant my cherry tomatoes. At the moment I’m drying some seeds out of actual cherries, and I’ll start them indoors this weekend.

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Mother’s Day here (mid May) in my growing zone in America is known as the time to be planting. I don’t have a space to start seeds indoors but there are things I can sow in the ground with enough time to grow still here. I usually buy starter plants from local growers at our farmer’s market and have great luck with that. So, still a long ways out for me! I will have lots of prep work to do, though. Building some raised beds and digging up turf for beds in the ground will be a lot of work.

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my now seedlings are result of seeds so old I just wanted to see if they are still growable. I would never have expected this outcome! and the notorious lazy ones, even 8 years old, are sprouting a bit. i’ll have a difficult time fostering them till may - here we are also careful because weather can be summerish in march and frosty in april till may :see_no_evil: thank you climate change. at their actual growing rate I’ll have to replant them twice. Challenge accepted, I’ve done a similar chance growing years ago and harvested end of june. They are too healthy to abandon them (I would when they show signs of detoriation due to old seed).
my today check is an old maze variety, harvest 2016. As two colleagues from ARCHE NOAH asked for seed, I check if and how they’ll sprout. I’m a weirdo and and I’m grateful that after years I get back to things I’m good at. Still loving it :grin:

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It will be interesting for sure, seeing the difference in growth over the world :earth_americas:.

:sunflower:

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if you have space and a sunny window, you can grow 1 sunflower in a pot :blush: one of an old seed seed bag I tried a few years ago survived and was a beautiful indoor plant (was a little one, 60 cm). just sharing, it was a nice new experience then for me.

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That’s a great idea :slightly_smiling_face:

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I can’t help smiling like a little weirdo that some of these old seeds made it to these beautiful seedlings. It’s beautiful to watch how much power some still have allthough their normal period of being germinable is long over. The wonders of nature in a pot :blush:

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Every year I grow different flowers in my window box this year I’m growing 5 different Sunflowers :sunflower:

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Spring is here …

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oh how beautiful!! so pretty :heart:

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:dancer::dancer::dancer::dancer::dancer::grin::grin::grin::grin:

The seedlings are growing and the big red furball “helps” sorting the seed batches.



Please note that this chilli seedling has been nibbled by Schimanski. The seedling is pretty unimpressed :joy:

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