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  • LoveyCharLoveyChar Member Posts: 1,147 Member Member Posts: 1,147 Member
    @ReenieHJ Thank you! Husband asked me what I wanted and then did what he wanted to, don't know why I bother...I showed him a coffin shaped wooden box and that isn't even close. But I love it, too!
  • Hanibanani2020Hanibanani2020 Member Posts: 523 Member Member Posts: 523 Member
    Has anyone successfully grown sweet peas in pots? They’re happy so far but I’ve been told as they mature they may struggle.
  • mbaker566mbaker566 Member Posts: 11,098 Member Member Posts: 11,098 Member
    sorry @Hanibanani2020 i have not tried. but this seems to have good advice
  • mbaker566mbaker566 Member Posts: 11,098 Member Member Posts: 11,098 Member
    earlnabby wrote: »
    My Lophospermum is going crazy. First time planting them and they are a keeper for other summers

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    beautiful
  • mbaker566mbaker566 Member Posts: 11,098 Member Member Posts: 11,098 Member
    string beans
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    daisy
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    from my garden
  • LoveyCharLoveyChar Member Posts: 1,147 Member Member Posts: 1,147 Member
    I potted 4 rosemary seeds today. I won't over water this time. Lavender is looking great, no flowers yet but thriving, and parsley is growing.dlhwldh3dnta.jpg
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  • Hanibanani2020Hanibanani2020 Member Posts: 523 Member Member Posts: 523 Member
    I need to weed though 😂
  • LoveyCharLoveyChar Member Posts: 1,147 Member Member Posts: 1,147 Member
    One rogue sunflower found its' way into my yard and has grown ever so beautifully. I texted my mother-in-law this picture and she said that if I kept the middle after summer ends, I could plant a pot of them in the spring. Anyone ever plant seeds that came directly from a flower with success? There is a construction site down the road with thousands and thousands of tall, beautiful sunflowers. My yard would look like the field if hubby agreed to it.qpc8whttxwis.jpg
  • moonangel12moonangel12 Member, Premium Posts: 854 Member Member, Premium Posts: 854 Member
    LoveyChar wrote: »
    One rogue sunflower found its' way into my yard and has grown ever so beautifully. I texted my mother-in-law this picture and she said that if I kept the middle after summer ends, I could plant a pot of them in the spring. Anyone ever plant seeds that came directly from a flower with success? There is a construction site down the road with thousands and thousands of tall, beautiful sunflowers. My yard would look like the field if hubby agreed to it.qpc8whttxwis.jpg
    I have grown sunflowers, marigolds, and zinnias from the prior year’s seeds multiple times. (PSA - label the seeds! I joked with a friend at how much my baggies of zinnia seeds look like loose leaf tea. Fast forward a couple weeks when my daughter surprised me with breakfast in bed, complete with zinnia tea :lol: thankfully they are edible, and honestly, it was herbaly enough I didn’t think much of it while I drank it! Didn’t realize the mix up until a conversation later in the day about said seeds and her eyes got wide and she said “wait, that’s not tea?”).

    The biggest risk with the sunflower is critters getting to them before you do ;) I leave my scraggly, dead flowers up through winter so that the birds can forage (after harvesting some for myself).
  • LoveyCharLoveyChar Member Posts: 1,147 Member Member Posts: 1,147 Member
    LoveyChar wrote: »
    One rogue sunflower found its' way into my yard and has grown ever so beautifully. I texted my mother-in-law this picture and she said that if I kept the middle after summer ends, I could plant a pot of them in the spring. Anyone ever plant seeds that came directly from a flower with success? There is a construction site down the road with thousands and thousands of tall, beautiful sunflowers. My yard would look like the field if hubby agreed to it.qpc8whttxwis.jpg
    I have grown sunflowers, marigolds, and zinnias from the prior year’s seeds multiple times. (PSA - label the seeds! I joked with a friend at how much my baggies of zinnia seeds look like loose leaf tea. Fast forward a couple weeks when my daughter surprised me with breakfast in bed, complete with zinnia tea :lol: thankfully they are edible, and honestly, it was herbaly enough I didn’t think much of it while I drank it! Didn’t realize the mix up until a conversation later in the day about said seeds and her eyes got wide and she said “wait, that’s not tea?”).

    The biggest risk with the sunflower is critters getting to them before you do ;) I leave my scraggly, dead flowers up through winter so that the birds can forage (after harvesting some for myself).

    Thank you!!! That was sweet of your daughter!
  • earlnabbyearlnabby Member Posts: 8,053 Member Member Posts: 8,053 Member
    LoveyChar wrote: »
    One rogue sunflower found its' way into my yard and has grown ever so beautifully. I texted my mother-in-law this picture and she said that if I kept the middle after summer ends, I could plant a pot of them in the spring. Anyone ever plant seeds that came directly from a flower with success? There is a construction site down the road with thousands and thousands of tall, beautiful sunflowers. My yard would look like the field if hubby agreed to it.qpc8whttxwis.jpg
    I have grown sunflowers, marigolds, and zinnias from the prior year’s seeds multiple times. (PSA - label the seeds! I joked with a friend at how much my baggies of zinnia seeds look like loose leaf tea. Fast forward a couple weeks when my daughter surprised me with breakfast in bed, complete with zinnia tea :lol: thankfully they are edible, and honestly, it was herbaly enough I didn’t think much of it while I drank it! Didn’t realize the mix up until a conversation later in the day about said seeds and her eyes got wide and she said “wait, that’s not tea?”).

    The biggest risk with the sunflower is critters getting to them before you do ;) I leave my scraggly, dead flowers up through winter so that the birds can forage (after harvesting some for myself).

    I have had problems with certain hybrids but I have grown sunflowers from bird seed (both intentional and unintentional) and I grew marigolds from saving seeds for about 10 years with no loss in quality.
  • ReenieHJReenieHJ Member Posts: 2,167 Member Member Posts: 2,167 Member
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    Last Years Harvest of Satsuma Mandarins <3

    so jealous!!!

  • ReenieHJReenieHJ Member Posts: 2,167 Member Member Posts: 2,167 Member
    My sister has husk cherries growing, never tried them before and cannot say I'm a huge fan.

    My strawberries were amazing this year. First couple pickings were huge and now at the tail end they're small but still so good. :) Slugs were kinda pesky though.
    Now I'm picking green peas(think mine were a bit slow) and they're yummy eating right out of the pod.
    edited July 11
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