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planting mirabilis jalapa tubers

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 10:25

Saved some seeds from last year so I better get sowing. Slightly disapointed that mine didn't smell much. That was my reason for buying them. 

Dug one tuber up and left the others behind. Suspect they have drowned now...


Posted: 23/01/2014 at 20:40

apparently you need two plants as they are not self fertile.


Posted: 23/01/2014 at 19:20

The empress of India where in pots so no risk of selfseeding although I kept the seeds. The others might if they survive till spring...

Quick Dahlia question

Posted: 23/01/2014 at 18:35

I had three in my garden and the only one that is still alive is the one that I never lifted. Quite surprised it has survived these two last winters in the ground. This year it never flowered due to the constant slug attacks.


Posted: 23/01/2014 at 18:32

Anyone had any experience of growing these? Thought they were supposed to be easier to grow than tomatoes but was told at a seed fair that they have to be grown in a greenhouse in the UK and the seed seller at the Bristol event was from Somerset so you think he would know.


Posted: 23/01/2014 at 18:27

Do you need a greenhouse for these? I thought I read somewhere you could grow them outdoors.


Posted: 23/01/2014 at 18:23


How long do they last outdoors? I have 3/4 plants that are still going. Two germinated early this autumn and the others where bought as plants. All of them are doing ok but have slowed down. If there is no frost, will they go on till spring? Quite sure there must have been frost here in Bristol this winter though...

Plant identified by Alina W about to flower (epiphyllum)

Posted: 05/12/2013 at 20:05

Christmas cactus I'd say.

Collecting Nasturtium seeds

Posted: 16/09/2013 at 14:06

I get them too but mostly if they dry out. Not that bothered with them as it doesn't seem to harm the plant too much.

Collecting Nasturtium seeds

Posted: 16/09/2013 at 10:19

I planted some seeds this spring and they only germinated some weeks ago!

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