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Gardening indoors

March 1, 2009 - Janet DelTurco
Now that March is showing on the calendar, and the view from my window here is sunny and bright, it is time to renew frequent blogs. The inside part of gardening is in full throttle (and I don't even know what that means!), with 14 geraniums valiantly growing on shelves in front of my bedroom window. One is flowering already, and about six of the rest have buds. It is really too soon for that to happen, with a good seven weeks or so before they can go out, even if the spring is unusually warm. I may have to resort to using fertilizer on them. I don't generally use any on plants that are growing in the ground, just in containers, but this may be an exception. I don't want to lose them. In the basement I have over 300 seedlings growing! They include peppers and tomatoes, Thunbergia vines, my Italian hybrid petunias, some new varieties of impatiens in shades of pink and violet, the Australian Joey, bkack hollyhocks from a friend, Bells of Ireland, isolepsis which is the fascinating FiberOptic grass, gazanias and blue asters. AND, I can hardly bring myself to write it in case they keel over tonight, but two of my Himalayan Blue Poppies have germinated. This is the sixth year I have tried them, without any success so far. Maybe this is the year. A few things are happening outside too, more about that next time.


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