Getting Ready for the Brand New Year!Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Here is report of the seeds that I have sown from November onwards...
I was a bit skeptical about growing Hibiscus from seeds (an heirloom from Dirt Princess), hence I placed three seeds in the centre of my pot, thinking that only one would eventually germinate. It turned out that all the seeds germinated. Now I could see three little plants in the pot.
The young Zinnia plants proved to be quite troublesome as they tend to grow tall. Each time when it rains, the plants glide down. I have to give the plants 'crutches' to stand upright.
Gomphrena turn out to be the champion of them all. It not only grew well in my garden, it is already showing its purple and pink bracts.
My Plumeria however turns darker. I hope that the little plant will not have problem growing later on ;-)
Meanwhile, I have re-potted my Portulaca to a smaller pot as most of the plants rotted due to the prolonged rain we had here last month. They were also infested with tiny snails. Hence I have replaced them with some Portulacca that I bought from the nursery.
Interestingly all the new plants (pic below) are only half the price of the packet of seeds sown earlier! Can't wait for the plants to fill up the whole pot :-)
The Zinnia seeds (also from Dirt Princess) and the new Cosmos seeds have also just germinated.
I need lots of patience to grow all these new seedlings and young plants. I hope I do not have to get replacements for them from the nurseries later ;-)