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soilsandup
Feb 26, 2012 11:41 PM CST
Name: Dianne
Sacramento, CA, zone 9a
First 2012 milkjug WS seedlings up!!! It was the clarkia from Jonna sowed Feb. 20th - germinated in 5 days Hurray!

Now to keep them alive until big enough for transplanting. That was my Achilles heel last year - did not keep an eye out on the seedlings and many died off due to lack of water. I did not WS until March 20th, and it was quite warm here in California by mid April. of the first 24 milkjugs planted, I got 60% germination, but only 50% of that made it into the ground. So about a 30% overall success rate. I aim to do better this year. Hilarious!

My direct seeding success rate last year was only about 5%. Sad

On the other hand, with the limited space that I have left, I am not sure where to put the new potential plants of this year. But, it is a good dilemma that I will look forward to solving if I am fortunate enough to have plants to put into the ground.

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