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Growing Flowers from Seed

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An inexpensive way to grow flowers is to grow them from seed. This is a guide about growing flowers from seed.
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April 19, 2007

If you have a bunch of old seed packets and they are outdated or you don't know how old they are, find a spot and mix them all together and see what grows. I've seen some beautiful flower gardens grown this way.

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In the fall when you are cleaning up your flowers, you can also toss the plants off into one place and the seeds will germinate and grow into a nice mixed garden.

By Mythi from WA

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June 1, 2011

In April, the rains came and came and wouldn't stop. Beginning May, everything is drenched in rain, including my hanging baskets. I started reworking the soil in my hanging baskets and planted nasturtium seed that I had soaked overnight.

Little did I know, we were about to get a drop in temperature and over 3 inches of rain over the weekend.

As the days went by, I had little hope for the hanging baskets with the nasturtium seeds. They forecast rain, yet again. I looked at my husband and shook my head, I really had little hope for my nasturtiums. My husband took the hanging baskets down and put them under a maple tree. The next morning, I noticed that one of the baskets had been dug in, most likely by one of the squirrels. I hung the baskets up anyway.

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The next morning, I found the nasturtiums had sprouted in the hanging basket that the squirrel had dug in, but not the other two.

In these past few years, I have watched our squirrels off and on, digging into the soil, burying nuts for the winter, and drinking water, playing, etc.

I will watch for more "Lessons From The Squirrel."

By Carol from SouthBend, IN

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August 30, 2011

Can you plant the seeds from the dried up pods after the flower has bloomed? Will they bloom the next summer?

By Jean

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August 30, 20111 found this helpful

It depends. What kind of flower is it?

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