If you enjoy working in your yard and garden then you have come to the right place.I share with you tips on growing flowers and herbs, designing specialty gardens, and ideas on ways to improve your curb appeal, Also product reviews and recommendations.
I buy chrysanthemums in August to plant in container gardens for fall
color. These late season flowers usually do not have time to
establish root because the winters may turn cold quickly. So a few
years back I decided to start Chrysanthemums in my greenhouse in
early spring. Then I transplanted the seedlings into my garden and
since they are perennials in my area I enjoy their lovely blooms all
summer long and well into the the fall season.
Chrysanthemums from seed is easy plus they are long lived. You
benefit from this beautiful flower because the cut stems can be used
in floral arrangements, seasonal wreaths and other fall season
are some tips for growing chrysanthemums from seed.
flower seeds in miracle grow potting soil. Best to grow them indoors
then transplant outdoors after threat of spring frost has past.
buy seed starter kits in March and will plant the flower seed. Since
I do not have a sunny window I bought a grow light at walmart.com The soil in the starter kits is kept moist but not wet. I never let
the soil dry out because it would cause the seedling to be stressed.
chrysanthemum seedlings in spring after the threat of frost has past. Or when the weather is an average temperature of 70 degrees.
a sunny garden site with rich soil that is well drained. Know that if
the soil is wet then the Chrysanthemum will weaken. This particular
flower is susceptible to powdery mildew so it is wise to plant in
full sun, in an area that has good air flow; away from walls, and not
too close to other plants.
Transplant the mum seedling into a garden bed that has soil that is amended with compost.
After planting the seedling, keep
the soil evenly moist but not wet until the plant roots become
established or new growth is noted. Then water in the morning with
drip irrigation because. It is best to not get the leaves wet. Why morning watering? It is before the heat of the day, when the water evaporates and
at dusk this watering will attract fungus and insects.
Here are some garden products that I found at Walmart.com.