Getting Seeds for Flower Bed Okra?I'm looking for more information on flower bed okra. How do I get some seeds?
Plants Grown from Seeds Dying?I have grown lots of flowers from seedlings. My sunflower plants sprouted and started to grow, but slowly they started moulding and at last dying. I really don't know why this happening. Is it because I'm watering them daily? I have used 50% soil, 15% cow manure, and 45% coco peat mixture for seedlings plantation.
Looking for Comfrey Seeds?I'm looking for some comfrey seeds. I can't find them from the usual seed sites. I'm willing to swap them for some of my seeds (such as hard to find papalo) if interested in swapping for the comfrey.
Growing Hydrangea from Seed?What do hydrangea seeds look like when they first sprout? I planted some hydrangea seeds, and have been waiting patiently for them to sprout. I have noticed some white spots in the tray where I planted them. But am not sure if it's the hydrangea spout or not.
Growing Profusion Zinnias?Every spring I sow tall zinnia seed directly in the ground. Can I do the same thing with Profusion zinnia seeds or do I need to start them inside first and then transplant? I have been buying new Profusion zinnias each year. I would like to save the seeds and try planting them instead of purchasing every year.
Growing an Avocado Tree from Seed?I watched a "how to grow" video and it suggested that you peel off the brown outed layer of the avocado seed and then place it in water. I was really surprised to find next day that the seed was almost covered in a brown layer again. Is this unusual, has anyone had that happen?
Water Viability Test On Seeds?I just collected a few thousand seeds off of a dried up aster type flower in a pot from a nursery. Can I test the seeds now (Sep 29) so I know which ones to keep. Will it hurt to test them now if I thoroughly dry them again before storing the viable ones? Or do I have to wait till spring?
Sprouting Moonflower Seeds?I have had great luck sprouting moonflower seeds which are six years old between pieces of moist paper towel. I will transfer to peat pots. When one sprouts, it sends out a white worm like looking thing. It grows. Will this be the future root? If so, I should place in plant with that part going down, right?
Growing Lemon Trees from Seed?I live in Greece, this is my very first attempt at home planting. I have two different pots with lemon seeds, one of them doesn't look so healthy. Can you help me to figure out why?
Harvesting Mimosa Seed Pods?When can I harvest my chocolate mimosa pods? I figured that if you can shake the pod and hear the seeds rattle it's OK to pick. When opened the pods have seeds of various colors and sizes due to some of them not drying out completely yet.
Planting Seeds After Using Weed Killer?Can lawn weed killer be used in flower beds that are not planted with seeds? It has lilies and flowering trees. If so how long before sowing seeds?
Planting Seeds?Should I put a layer of dirt between the seed and the fertilizer or can I put the seed right on top of the fertilizer?
Growing Sunflowers from Seed?How do you grow sunflower seeds?
Collecting Seed from an Easter Egg Plant?What color should the egg be before you pick to save the seeds? It is now 3 foot tall and has 9 eggs on it and three eggs are turning greenish yellow.
Collecting Seeds from Mums?Do mums make seeds when they dry up?
Growing Ornamental Grass from Seed?Can I harvest the seed from my zebra grass to spread on a hillside? I am unsure if these plants' seeds are harvestable in this manner.
Saving or Harvesting Coneflower Seeds?I want to make sure that I am harvesting the cone flower seeds correctly. Do I wait till the blooms are dried out looking and gathering them in a bag for next spring?
Keeping Cats Out of My Seed Starts?I am growing a garden this year and starting my seeds inside. My cats keep getting into them. Can I cover them with plastic and still use my grow lights?
Growing an Avocado from a Pit?I have had an avocado pit in water for 5 months. It has a root, but no shoot. How long should I have to wait for a shoot, or should I toss and start over?
How To Clean Zinnia Seed?I grow lots of zinnias and I save lots of zinnia seeds. After drying the blooms, I separate the petals from the seed. I use a pair of scissors to cut the seed away from literally hundreds of petals.
Harvesting Garden Sunflower Seeds for Birds?What's the most practical method to harvest sunflower seeds? As pedals dry out, I cut off the heads leaving enough stem to hang in groups to dry or finish maturing.
Growing Avocado Plants from Pit?I've tried and tried over and over again. What's the proper or correct way to grow a avocado plant?
Starting Hydrangea from Seed Indoors?Can I grow hydrangea seeds indoors starting now (July 30)? I have seeds and want to let them grow indoors until next spring. I live in zone 6a.
Planting Bittersweet Seeds?Do bittersweet seeds contain both male and female genders, or are some seeds strictly male, and some seeds strictly female?
Not All Beet Seeds Germinated?I planted red beets from seed in April. Barely half germinated and grew. It was a fresh seed pack, but a few grew in each row and then just empty space. Help? What's wrong here?
Germinating Moonflower Seeds?Last year I grew moonflowers, and late in the fall I harvested a couple of dozen seeds from the purple-ish pods. I kept them in a cool dry place all winter.
Growing an Avocado From Seed?I have an avocado pit that grew many, many roots and what looks like multiple stems trying to form, but so far nothing after 4 months. Can I plant this and will a stem eventually shoot up?
Avocado Seed Moulding?My avocado seeds are growing moulds in my potting mixture. Please what do I do about it?
Starting Perennials Indoors?I would like to start some perennial seeds indoors, basically, carnations, dianthus, poppies, etc. How and when do you start them indoors to plant by next spring?
Growing Hostas from Seed?How do I grow hostas from seed?
How To Sprout Moonflower Seeds?I received dried moonflower seeds from a plant in Dallas. I put some in pots with potting soil and planted some directly in the ground without nicking and soaking. It's been about 2 weeks now and none have sprouted. I have done an online search and everyone says to nick the seeds.
Growing an Avocado from Seed?Can I grow an avocado tree from a seed?
Seedlings Dying?I've been growing my seeds outdoors next to the house and I water daily, but this morning I thinned them and replanted them so they'd have room to grow and now they're all wilted! Are they going to die on me? I use Miracle Gro soil.
Growing Blue Flax from Seed?I have had some blue flax seeds for a couple of years now. Will they grow or should I just buy new ones?
Starting Seeds in a Greenhouse?What is the reason for covering seed trays with glass when the trays are to be left in a greenhouse?
Growing Vegetables from Seed?I am a beginner vegetable gardener. Which seeds grow the fastest? Thanks!
Saving Seeds for Next Planting Season?A friend just gave me a bag full of cock's comb seeds. I live in Tennessee and it's already cold here. I found out that the time to sow cock's comb seeds is in early summer. Will my seeds keep that long?
Getting Seeds from a Pine Cone?My mom and I were searching for pine cone seeds. She had just read that you shake it, but there were none there. How do we get some pine tree seeds?
Starting Vegetables from Seed Indoors?I have a vegetable garden and this was my first. It did very well, however, I want to start seeds inside and transfer them into the ground next time. So my question is when should I start my seeds inside? I live in the Lubbock, Texas area.
Collecting and Saving Perennial Flower Seeds?I would like to know when and how to save seed from daisies?
Growing Flowers from This Year's Seeds?Can you plant the seeds from the dried up pods after the flower has bloomed? Will they bloom the next summer?
Planting Seeds in August?What seeds can you plant in August, in a shady spot?
Birds Eating Sunflower Seeds Before They Sprout?Twice now I planted sunflower seeds and twice the birds have eaten the seeds before they've had a chance to sprout. I don't mind if they eat the sunflowers once they've had a chance to grow and bloom, but it would be nice if they had a chance to grow and bloom first. Any suggestions for next year?
Growing an Avocado Plant from Seed?I have an avocado pit in water that has rooted, but not sprouted. Can I plant the pit now or should I wait for leaves to sprout?
Planting Armeria Maritima Seeds?I have some Armeria Maritima seeds, but the instructions are in Chinese. Can you please tell me how to grow these seeds and when?
Best Way to Start Flower Seeds?What is the best way to start flower seeds, should I put them in peat pots and wait till they sprout to plant them or should I just put the seeds in the ground and let them grow that way? Help!
Growing a Cherry Tree from Seed?How many cherry pits should I plant in one hole to get a good size tree to grow?
Planting Honeyball Bush Seeds?I just received about 50 honeyball bush seeds in the mail. When and how do I plant the seeds? I know that they should be planted in a sunny location. Do I plant all of the seeds in a narrow trench or do I plant all of the seeds in a small hole?
Where Can I Get Free Wisteria Seed Pods?This isn't really a question, it is more of a request to the person who has the wisteria seedpods. I would love to have some, if possible. Thank you!
Where Can I Find the Germination Time for Garden Vegetable Seeds?How long do corn, peas, radish, clover, and barley take to germinate?
Can I Get Seeds from a Clematis Vine?How can I get seeds from a clematis vine?
Sending Seeds Through the Mail?I always have lots of seeds to give away that I have harvested from my own organic vegetable garden. Can I send them to America from here, does anyone know the quarantine regulations?
Where Can I Get Brugmansia (Angel's Trumpet) Seeds?I am looking for brugmansia seeds?
Can I grow Angel Trumpet Plants from Seed?Is it possible to grow an angel trumpet plant from seeds? Someone gave me some seeds from a double lavender angel trumpet, and I have planted seeds at a couple of different times, but nothing ever came up. Any suggestions?
Why Are Some Seeds Only Planted When Weather Warms Up?Why do I have to wait until the weather is warmer to sow seeds? I know I can plant some in the fall before it is too cold, but why can't I start to plant them now? The seeds I plant in the late summer or fall are just as cold as can be lying in the ground now.
How Do I Start Vegetable Seeds Indoors?Once again this year I purchased my vegetable seed packets to start inside. Other years I started them with special starting soil, placed them in a sunny window and kept them watered. I always end up with spindly plants with weak stems. How do I get stronger plants?
How Do I Grow Coleus Indoors From Seed?I want to grow coleus from seed indoors. I would love some good simple tips. Thanks.
Growing a Tractor Seat Plant from Seed?Could you tell me how to germinate seeds from a tractor seat plant?
Where Can I Get Free Adenium Seeds?Where and how can I get free adenium seeds?
Can I Use Florescent Lights to Start Seeds?Will a florescent lightbulb put off enough light to start seeds indoors versus the expensive grow lights?
Planting Zoysia Grass Seed?Can I plant zoysia grass seed?
Flower Seeds?How can I gather the seeds from my mom's marigolds and mums so that we can grow more next year?
Starting a Trumpet Vine From Seed Pods?I know that seedpods can be used to start a new trumpet creeper vine, but what if you took the new pods from a vine before they have dried? What is the best way to keep the seedpods until they are ready to be planted? Thanks!
Freezing Hummingbird Vine Pods for Spring Planting?I read your comment about vine pods. I have a hummingbird vine. It's name is "campsis Radicans. My vine has been in the ground about 10 years and we would like to start some seeds from our
Wisteria Bloomed But Did Not Make Seed Pods?My two wisteria, white and blue, bloomed well for the first time this spring, but produced no seed pods. Why is that?
Can I plant Wisteria pods?I've just picked a few light green seed pods from a wisteria tree. Can I plant the seeds? Will I need to dry them first? And when is the best time to plant them?
Storing Seeds?I have already cut my buds off and striped the seeds on a wild sunflower. A bird must have dropped one to get it started. It was easily 8 feet tall with a 13 inch diameter seed bud. I got a bowl full of pretty seeds, like a lot man.
Avocado Seed Has Roots But No Stem?I am growing an avocado tree from seed. I did as directed and now have a great root system, but nothing coming from the top of the seed yet. Is this normal? Do I just need patience or should there already have been greens sprouting?
Tool to Help Space Seeds When Planting?I am a new gardener. I was putting in my seeds and I remembered hearing that there was a tool thing that would drop seeds at the necessary interval. Where can I find this thing? I live in Canada,
Getting Seeds From a Pine Cone?What does a pine cone seed look like?
Starting a Tree from Seed?How do you start a tree from a seed?
How Do I Make Seed Tape?How do I make homemade seed tape?
Can I Grow Passion Flower Vines from Seed?I got some passion flower pods and broke them open, there are seeds inside. Can I plant these and get passion flower vines to grow?
Growing Morning Glory from Seeds?I planted 4 oz of heavenly blue morning glory seeds. What is the estimated yield of seed?
Finding Sources for Free Flower Seeds?I want to plant a flower garden this year, I don't have any seeds and would like to know if anyone out there would send me some. I cannot use marigolds because of family allergies. If anyone can help me I would appreciate it. Thank you.
Growing Angel Trumpets?I planted young and older growing Angel Trumpets in my six acres. First in the shade; no flowers, then in the sun, flowers. But, what is the best way to support them, and keep them from getting too cold? Should I use any fertilizer or special soil? Thanks.
Squirrels Dug Up and Ate Sunflower Seeds?The day before yesterday I planted over 50 sunflower seeds against our fence post in the back yard. Later that day and the next morning I noticed a squirrel over by the fence. I checked and do you know he dug up and ate all of my sunflower seeds all down the row of the fence.
Tips for Germinating Seeds?I have been gardening vegetables and flowers for nearly 50 years. I can never get Blackberry Lily and Rose of Sharon seeds to germinate for me. How long after planting does it take for them to germinate? Any help would be appreciated.
Starting Plants Indoors?I live in Nebraska and have decided to start my own garden. I was wondering when do you start planting the seeds indoors so that I can later put them outside?
How Do You Get Free Seed Samples?Where can I get free seed samples?
Starting a Magnolia from Seed?How do you start a seed after just picking it off a tree? It is a large leaf Magnolia tree.
Do Asiatic Lilies Develop Seeds?Do Asiatic lilies get seeds? Are the seeds contained in the "bulb" that remains after the flower is done blooming?
Saving Zinnia Seeds?I would like to know how to collect zinnia seeds from the flower heads?
Growing Bee Balm from Seed?Are there seed pods on a bee balm plant and can I start a new plant from them? Thanks.
Buying Bear's Britches Seeds?I have been trying to find "Bear Britches" seeds. Has anyone seen any places to buy them?
Finding Hummingbird Vine Seeds?Where can I find hummingbird vine seeds?
Saving Vegetable Seeds for Next Season?I planted for first time in 20 years on soil that's located on top an artesian well. I had zucchini's the size of couches. How do I dry zucchini seeds? Would be interested in swapping some green beans (bumper crop there, also) for sweet corn or other. Name your offerings.
Soaking Hollyhock Seeds?Should I soak hollyhock seeds before planting? If so, how long must they soak?
Storing Garden Seeds After Harvest?What is the best way to save and store seeds from garden plants, when the harvest is finished?
Growing Acai Seeds?I just got some Acai seeds and can't find anything on the internet about how to grow them. Does anyone in the Thriftyfun community have experience growing this fruit? I live in Oregon, which has a hardiness zone of 8-9.
Growing Seeds in Perlite?I have already started seeds in little jiffy pellets. My question is about starting seeds and rooting cut offs in Perlite. I am re-using plastic tubs that fresh spinach comes in at the supermarkets. How much Perlite should I put into the bottom?
Can I Still Start Seeds?We live in Baltimore City, MD. Our hardiness zone is 7. Would you kindly let me know if it is too late to plant seeds? Can I start seeds in peat pots? I put it off, and I'm worried it's too late for this year.
Planting Holly Hock Seeds?Can I start holly hock and columbine seeds now and plant them when they start sprouting this spring?
Seedlings Keep Dying?When I plant my seeds they grow thin and spindly to about an inch and a half then fall over and die. Any idea why?
Bugs Inside Mimosa Seed Pods?I thought I was so lucky when a neighbor let me have as many seed pods as I wanted from their Mimosa tree. Next thing I know, while I'm shelling them, I see 90% have a little hole in them from some kind of bug.
Protecting Plants as They Start to Grow?What is the best stuff to make or buy so that my seeds don't get fungus or get tamped down and croak when they start to grow? This would be for wisteria, crape myrtles, apples and some ornamental grass. Thanks, I love this site.
How Long Before Peach Pits Sprout?I have two peach pits I will be planting. How long will it be before I see any sprouts?
What Is Wintering Seeds?I am just a beginning gardener. What does wintering seeds mean? Thanks.
Collecting Sun Flower Seeds?Can you still use the seeds from a sun flower if you take the seeds out of the flower before they dry or change color?
Collecting Seeds from a Thunbergia (Black-Eyed Susan)?I would love to know how to collect seeds from my Thunbergia (black-eyed susan vine). Sorry about the picture, it doesn't do the plant justice!
Getting Seeds From Zinnias?In hoping to get seeds from faded Zinnias. I am faced with either the spent petals (which fit into the flower-head and look like the heads of spears) or a much smaller seed(?) which comes out of the flower head when the flower head looks like a carefully trimmed buzz cut. Which is the preferred product?
Collecting Lantana Seeds?How would I go about getting seeds from a lantana?