Collecting Seeds and Cuttings


Collecting Seeds and Cuttings

A group for all of us that are often found collecting seeds and cuttings from everywhere we go. Write about your experiences with collecting seeds and cuttings.

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With this method my cuttings never dry out. I used a dish pan (50 cents at a thrift shop) and a terracotta pot WITH NO HOLE IN THE BOTTOM (50 cents at a thrift shop).  All you have to do is keep…Continue

Started by LARK (Wi. zone 5). Last reply by Bob (Z9B Florida) May 1, 2013.

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This is for everyone in our new "liberation" group wanting a t-shirt. Please post your sizes and everything here, so I don't have to bounce back & forth between groups, getting everyone's info.…Continue

Started by Melissa Clark - Texas, 8b. Last reply by Vicky Myers Mar 8, 2013.

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How do I create a plant from a clipping? Thank you!Continue

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Wish List 77 Replies

I've been looking for plants and didn't know where to ask, so I figured I'd start a Wish List discussion where we can add a list of what we are looking for. I just ask that when you receive what you…Continue

Started by Robin (N.IL zone 5). Last reply by Lisa Dent Apr 29, 2012.

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Comment by Jan Page on April 11, 2012 at 12:58pm

Glads are easy and I do love them but up here I only get one time to plant and then sometimes when they are blooming it frosts and thats all I get.... Cindy will be able  plant them and then plant another and another crop but not here. 

Comment by Jan Page on April 11, 2012 at 12:55pm

Harry do you know how to root Coleus, Inpatient, and fibrous Begonia like the whiskey series?

Comment by Harry Larsen on April 11, 2012 at 12:46pm

For filling the bottoms of large pots, I put in fir cones, twigs, rhodie leaves, needles, just about anything organic (except food scraps--don't want raccoons digging it up).

Comment by Vicky Myers on April 11, 2012 at 11:52am

We were discussing what to put in the bottom of a big pot I forgot I heard some where to put bark in the pots.

Comment by Jan Page on April 11, 2012 at 10:02am

Cindy, Thanks for sharing the Giant Violet Queen Zinna... I found her a couple blocks from me... I didn't know they were a Ferry- Morse dealer...The Nursery is all ready for buyers as the plants look good so now I must make only a couple of purchases this Spring as I have allot of the Jugs I winter Sowed.... Last night it got down to 20 above and the jugs are dry so maybe many won't make it to sprout.... I guess its a test!

Comment by Jan Page on April 9, 2012 at 6:00pm

Thanks allot Cindy... I'm going to try to find this seed up here in zone #3.

Comment by Lyn - Sydney on April 9, 2012 at 5:06pm
Beautiful Zinnia on that packet. Can't believe how cheaply you folks can buy packets of seeds! We would be lucky to get a No Frills brand for under $2 and most average around the $4+ mark!! Any wonder I liberate and save seed heads so much! Or buy from internet where they are so much cheaper.
Comment by Barbara Brown Z8 Al. on April 9, 2012 at 3:22pm

Oh, Cindy, that is a gorgeous Zinnia!  I wish I hadn't put that pack back!  Your seedlings are so healthy!  I believe that I just might try WS next yr. :)

Comment by Barbara Brown Z8 Al. on April 9, 2012 at 3:20pm

Cindy, if they are Gerbera Daisies, cut off all the old blooms, keep watered if dry, & give some liquid feed.  It may take awhile, but I bet they WILL recover if they are Gerbera Daisies.  You have a "green thumb", so just be patient & give it time.  Plants given to us from special people are priceless!

Comment by Jan Page on April 9, 2012 at 3:05pm

Cindy, How wonderful now to be very careful in transplanting your new purple Zinnias... I would like to get a pkg.  what was the company name you got them from...


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