Last night, I planted more flower seeds, canterbury bells, columbine (butterfly hybrid), impatiens (vanilla hybrid) marigolds (snowball), and zinnia (envy). I did not think I had enough flower seedlings. I really hope the impatiens germinate. I wanted to have lots of white flowers in our front yard. I also planted some more salad (red and green romaine), cucumber (2 different types: bush champion and market I think…) and swiss chard (ruby red) seeds. Last year, I had a lot of swiss chard success but this year, only a few have sprouted. Here’s hoping! I also have tons of garlic to plant as well as onions and potatoes but the weather has been dreadful with rains all week and probably next week! I’ll have to until we get 2 weeks of consecutive sunshine before plantings these out. I know we need the rain but I really enjoy the sunshine! (this opinon may change when I am in the thick of 100 degree weather though).

I was in the gardening mood last night too. I wanted to try my hand at propagating the new pothos plants I purchased the other day so I experimented with 2 different techniques: the water vs soil technique. I placed 4-5 cuttings in a pot of potting soil with a plastic tent and 3-4 cuttings in water. I placed the pot under my grow lights and the water cuttings are in my kitchen window. I have always had success getting roots to form in water but they’ve never transplanted well in soil so I tried the soil technique. We’ll see how successful I am in the next month.

Tonight, I plan on planting more coleus, sunflowers, and bok choi seeds . I hope I can keep up with my succession schedule. I would hope I could remember to plant seeds every week but with our busy schedules, it is easy to neglect planting seeds but my resolution is to always have something growing under the grow lights my dh built me a couple of years ago.

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  1. Plants growing in water (like Pothos), hydroculture, or hydroponics don’t transplant to soil because they don’t have root hairs, they have water roots. Only after the roots get new growth can they be adjusted to soil. Good luck on your experiments!

  2. Maybe, I’ll just get some pots with soil and stick them in there. I don’t want them to experience any shock when I do put them in soil! Eek.

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