Posted: Today at 00:37
Pot on inside, harden off and then plant out. Give them warm rich soil and enjoy what happens.
I have struggled with salvia up north. I tried indoor/ and out, germination. Grown on with my help but they seem to like late planting straight into the ground. They grow fast. I keep looking for early signs and worrying where they are?
Then I realise if they were wild, then mother nature has control. No matter how fast we try and start them off. One frost will kill them.
They are perennial so stop trying to force them and let mother nature do her work.
We all try to force seeds to grow earlier for one reason, only??? WHY?
We are impatient and would like new blooms earlier. We would also like to be doing something when it is quiet at this time off year. We get bored and need to see results, unfortunately our impatience often results in failure!
You will never beat nature.
I will bet you now that you could not stop trying to grow your garden for one year, from this date?
Could you stop???? Do nothing?
Stupid thing is, you do not have tooooo! (you can have the extra ooo's)
Its a shame but that is why we are top of the chain link.
You will never be able to take the bet, because you want to grow things, Just like all of the rest of us do.
The question is good!
Stop now! At this date and moment in time!/!
Do it (or try) one day later you would not be able to find another interest! and at this moment would be lost, so what is the point !!!!
You would never try it because you do not have the interest in anything else for a whole year without thinking about it. You could not sit back and watch mother nature do her destructive thing and let it happen while we enjoy our new/old world so much that we could not keep our fingers out of it.?