Thursday, June 4, 2009

Why I Don't Start Plants From Seeds

First we have an unknown...The package said Marigolds(-:

These are Cosmos. They look like Cosmos.

These were suppose to be Marigolds

These were suppose to be Blackeyed Susans. I see a Zinna in there. Hmmmmm...

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14 comments:

Jamie and Randy said...

Cindee,
I very bad success with seeds too. I think this year was my last year trying unless I see something that I can only get by growing it from seed. --Randy

Nickie said...

Oh dear.

RainGardener said...

HOORAY! People that don't like seeds! LOL I'm not the only one in the world! They just don't do well for me - I've tried. My Grandsons are doing better than me - they are 10 and 4. I rest my case!!!

pammiejo said...

I'm joining you there, Cindee. I just don't have good luck transplanting them after the seeds grow. I'd rather propagate from cuttings. PAM

CiNdEe said...

Hi Randy,
This was the worst year yet for me too! I don't know what happened. I am wondering about seed quality. I used different name brand seeds so it would mean all were bad this year.

Hi Nickie,
Thanks for stopping by!

Hi RainGardener,
Seeds just are not my thing I guess!!!! Oh well thats why they have plants for sale right?(-:

Hi pammiejo,
I would rather buy the plant so I know what I am getting and I don't have to wait so long to see flowers!!!(-: But, I did try!!!

Nola @ the Alamo said...

That's part of the FUN of gardening. Those aren't mistakes, only unplanned blessings. That first plant looks almost like cilantro!

CiNdEe said...

Hi Nola,
LOL well mistakes are at least growing right? I guess it will just be a surprise to see what it is(-: I really wanted to have marigolds so I guess I will have to just go buy some pony packs(-:

My Little Family: said...

That first one looks like nasturtiums or, heaven forbid, dollar weed. I actually like the look of dollar weed but people here try to kill it.

Ellie Mae's Cottage said...

Too funny with all the seed labels being wrong. I started veggies from seeds this year for the first time and also marigolds. I've had very mixed success. For some of the veggies I definitely don't think it was worth the effort. I bought a package of cosmos seeds and then chickened out and didn't sow them. I still want to try it even if it's just an experiment so I can learn from it. -Jackie

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

I have the same problem with some varieties of seeds. I use the same containers as yours and had bad results no matter the starting soil. I had begun to believe there were just some seeds that would not grow for me while others did fine.Then I took these bad seeds and tried them in the little Jiffy starters, I had nothing to lose. Well they started right off and grew much bigger in the jiffy starters. From now on that is the way I am always going to start my seeds. It will save me money in the long run and I need all the help I can get ;-) And with the Jiffy starters there is no transplant shock. I just do not have the touch with seeds as some gardeners do. I sound like a commercial for jiffy starters :-)
I am glad to read in the comments that I am not alone in my seed starting attempts.
The seeds that started for you are doing well Cindee.

CiNdEe said...

Hi My Little Family,
I am still not sure what that is growing...lol(-: Hopefully not a weed!

Hi Ellie Mae's Cottage,
Well maybe you should try the Jiffy pots and see what happens! I still have a few more packs of seeds so I think I will get some of those and try it.(-: They won't be blooming till the end of summer but thats ok right?(-:

Hi Hocking Hills Gardener,
I will try the Jiffy Pots next time too then. I am thinking maybe it is these seed trays that is causing the problem. Thanks for the advice!!!!

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

you were very successful with your seeds compared to me last year...lol... mine were a disaster...
great blog...I love your blog dress ...its so cool...

Mary at My New 30 said...

Popping over from Tootsie's place ... wow, that's a lot of seed! I forget what I planted where too LOL.... course I don't usually do well with seeds anyway. Funny how seedlings all look the same huh?

ChrisND said...

At least there is always the backup of getting seedlings...I usually start some things to get a jump in the spring -- can't buy seedlings right when I'd like to try planting things.

But I have mixed up seed types before and nurtured what I thought was my seedling - but was a weed.