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Old May 14, 2018   #569
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Is tinies a zinnia or a sunflower? Never heard of it.

Looks great Cole. !! gorgeous table.

I did the Kids garden charity again this year with SunnySmile. I hit the target by starting
a tray once a week and had a couple trays starting to bloom so they could plant them.
This was for Easter. I also tested muscari bulbs, and tulips forced. Bought end of season sale
in late October and stuck them in the fridge until test planting in January-Feb.
Muscari was a great bloom with the sunflowers. Tulips took a while.

I still have a house full of sunflowers and muscari from a late sowing. It was sweet during all
those snow storms. A bit tired of them now with all the attention to tomatoes and veg.

I balled on Mother'sDay not having anything ready or blooming. I've been testing forced bulbs
and peas and beans...a mixed bunch of fast growers with micro tomatoes. Sort of a compact
window/patio box for next year.

*timing depends on temperatures. Starting indoors I could easily gauge days to bloom. Once I put
my trays outside they did slow down in cooler weather but I needed indoors for peppers and
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