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Hi fellow gardeners
The warm sunny weather suits sea foam. Transplanted the rest. Some have pink bits like John said they would.
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Do they just grow or do you have to prune them in any way?
Jim .
Morning.
No do nothing ! Unless you want to experiment with pinching out a side tip, or even the main . It would acheived I would think more growth at that point as in pinching out a fushia. Maybe worth a trial .
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Tales from the potting shed.
A few updates on growth. The first shot was taken on the 7 th
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You can clearly see the flower buds developing .
Today the 9th.
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Side growth is coming, still watering from the base, occasionally they get wet by mistake, but in this heat it doesn't appear to harm them.There are 2 plants in this pot.

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Hi fellow Sea Foamers
Yours are coming on a treat now John. As you say the hot weather is probably to their liking. I have pinched the growing tip from 4 of my plants to see what happens. It may encourage a more bushy plant.
Monty 'Jim' Don
 
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Evening green fingered friends, received the seeds yesterday:
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Don't be startled by the price, it's 10grams roughly 75.000 seeds...
As usually plants tend to meet their end quite quickly in my home, I thought I might need a couple tries before success with these.:tongue-out3:
First time to grow from seeds too, so fingers crossed.
Had some time today to plant a couple dozen in some compost:
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Now we wait...
 

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Hi Fernando
Good luck. I am certainly no gardener like John. I have an artificial lawn!!
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I'd be better off with one. Our front lawn remains look like the scrub land in the Dust Bowl !
Fernando,
Good luck, I'll say it again don't over water, when the compost is touch dry, just a little water from the base.. The trick is to keep them dry on the top surface, and let the water be drawn up .
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Good luck Fernando,
John and Jim have some great looking, healthy plants.


Just took a snap of mine....
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Keeping them barely watered with plenty of sunshine :thumb2:

I did a second batch a couple of weeks ago....a few casualties but on the grow:smiling4:
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That's a nice Si.
Strong looking plants in the pots.
What happened in the right of the tray, did they damp off ! the ones to the left have survived and are growing on well .
Once they are over that stage and have a second potting on all gets easier.
Sorry Jim , posts crossed.
My that's some production you've got going there, going to be enough to keep you in vegetation and trees for years !
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Afternoon fellow gardeners,
Thanks guys, your growths look great.:thumb2:
Jim, are you planning to make a forest dio?
Looked at the tray this morning and they have geminated:
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Almost all have sprouted, will water them with a pipette and turn each day as they indeed lean to the sun.
Enough to pick for further development.:smiling:

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Wow guys,

There are some good looking gardens growing up here and Fernando has made a good start too. There is one thing I don't understand or maybe two things. According to my Funk and Wagnalls, sea foam is this,
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So what has this to do with all these plants you are growing???

Ok, so I decided to jump on this wagon and plant some too. This is what they look like after 2 weeks...
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FOR HUMOR PURPOSES ONLY
Why do mine look different than yours??? Too much water??? Too much sun light??? Green thumb I ain't…….

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Ok, so I decided to jump on this wagon and plant some too. This is what they look like after 2 weeks...
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FOR HUMOR PURPOSES ONLY
Why do mine look different than yours??? Too much water??? Too much sun light??? Green thumb I ain't…….
Hi Allen, did you get your seeds from one of our grow-shops???:smiling5::smiling5::smiling5:
 

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Oh, come on Jim! Think back to your 'Dubious Days' and you'll know all about it. It's actually all in jest though. The pic is from a garden in miniature land in Amsterdam from the 80's....

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Now Richard,

What do you know about these things??? Did you have 'Dubious Days' too??? Hmmmm!!!
 

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It's like watching the "Day of the Triffids" all over again! :fearful::fearful:

You wait till they sprout legs and start running after you !! :poop::poop::poop::poop:

Dubious days indeed !! :dizzy: :flushed::flushed:

Keep going guys! Can't wait until you start supplying SM Shop

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Afternoon fellow gardeners,
Thanks guys, your growths look great.:thumb2:
Jim, are you planning to make a forest dio?
Looked at the tray this morning and they have geminated:
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Almost all have sprouted, will water them with a pipette and turn each day as they indeed lean to the sun.
Enough to pick for further development.:smiling:

Fernando
Hi mate.
Good , now the watering, that compost looks very prone to over watering. It has no grit in its make up.
Several of those compartments look damp still. You need to do one droplet, doesn't seem much but at this stage seedlings can suffer very quickly for too much .
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