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SOWING SEEDS FOR SPRING


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PERVAIZ WALIE SHEIKH30-Aug-00 12:12 AM EST   
Marg 30-Aug-00 09:14 AM EST   
Claire-Ontario02-Sep-00 12:49 AM EST   
Brian02-Sep-00 04:06 PM EST   


Subject: SOWING SEEDS FOR SPRING
From: PERVAIZ WALIE SHEIKH
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Date: 30-Aug-00 12:12 AM EST

i want to know as to how and when to sow the seeds for spring season.


Subject: RE: SOWING SEEDS FOR SPRING
From: Marg
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Date: 30-Aug-00 09:14 AM EST

I start my seeds as early as December, depending on the variety. Most seed packages will tell you how early to start your seeds, how to treat them and whether or not to cover them. I start them under my grow lights in the house and move them to the greenhouse by March.


Subject: RE: SOWING SEEDS FOR SPRING
From: Claire-Ontario
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Date: 02-Sep-00 12:49 AM EST

If you are new at sowing seeds in the garden you can start by choosing seeds that can be sown directly into the soil once all danger of frost is past.

The package will tell you which ones are good for that. Cosmos is one and lavatera. I sowed seed for cosmos about 4 years ago and have never had to buy more....it self seeds vigorously.

Going to the "easy" ones saves time, energy and expense and they tend to grow quite fast.


Subject: RE: SOWING SEEDS FOR SPRING
From: Brian
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Date: 02-Sep-00 04:06 PM EST

I operate a Shrub, Tree & Flower Nusery. All of my plants are grown in outdoor plots. Depending upon the species & variety, some seeds are planted in the Fall, begining mid Sept so that they will be stratified & ready to germinate in the Spring. If your seeds require stratifcation this is the time you should start planting. There are also other seeds that don't require stratification but will winter in the soil & will germinate when the Spring conditions are suited for them. Plant as early in the Spring as conditions permit for the species. Usually seeds take some time to germinate so they can be planted ahead of the last day of frost so the will emerge close to that last day. As you know the last day of frost is varible so you have to take a guess. Two years ago I planted on Apr 7 and was eating most of my garden in early July, this year it was June 6 that the soil & air temperature were suitable. Good gardening!


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