Seed Sowing & Growing forum: Seeds For Falon

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May 4, 2015 6:17 PM CST
Name: Christine
Northeast Texas, Zone 7b
Hi Falon,

Welcome to my little corner of cyberspace.
I'm putting together a little helpful info about each seed I'm sending to you. Smiling

1. Zinnia elegans is an annual flower, which means it will only grow one year and then dies back. If you leave some of the flowers to dry out on the plant and make seeds, you can save the seeds to plant more again next year. This is a mixed bag of various types and colors of zinnias. They are very easy to grow and lots of butterflies will come to visit for the nectar.
These are seeds I saved and some from trades. Just put them in the ground right where you want them to grow, cover them with soil and water. Keep moist until they start to grow. Once they are big enough, they require very little care.

Zinnia elegans:
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2. Dwarf Poinciana, Caesalpinia pulcherrima is a shrub or small tree that grows from 3 to 10 feet tall. The seeds are big and its best to soak them over night before planting. It doesn't like our cold weather but you are warmer down there so should be able to grow outside with no problem. Here's some more info and pictures of how pretty the flowers are:

3. Texas tarragon, Tagetes lucida is an edible herb that flowers in the fall, another easy to grow and loved by butterflies plant. Ladybugs (Good bugs) are also attracted to this plant. This one is a perennial so it will live many years. For you it may even stay green all year. Since it's colder here, mine dies back in the winter but regrows new leaves in the spring, from the root. This one is the easiest of all. I don't have to do anything but watch it grow and cut a little when I want to cook with it.

Thumb of 2015-05-05/wildflowers/84fde3 Thumb of 2015-05-05/wildflowers/1ed9fc

4. And how about some Black Cherry Tomatoes? You can start them in a little pot or put them in them straight in the ground. The plant will get pretty big so it will need a 'tomato cage' that you can buy at any garden center for a few dollars. I know you all aren't much into tomatoes but I think the grandbabies will really like this little sweet one.

Here's a link with pictures and info about this tomato.

I couldn't find a picture of this tomato in my files but here's a picture of some tomato plants in the cages that I'm talking about. Thumb of 2015-05-05/wildflowers/4a08c3

Just make a post here if you have any questions or if you are wanting some certain seeds, I might have them. Although I'm not sure if you can write a post without joining. Joining is free. You can always call or send me a note on FB. Any way is fine.
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