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3 comments to Free Seed Request – Offer Ended

  • Lisa

    The following seed growing instructions are for those responding to the free seed add. Happy growing everyone!!

    Mustard spinach
    Plant midsummer for fall harvest sowing seeds 1/3 to ½ in deep and thinning to 3” apart. Keep moist while germinating, afterwards fertilize, weed and water during dry period. Grows best in sun / part sun. Harvest when young.

    Daylily and Allium seeds
    Grows with cold stratification. For best results, in December-February, fill a container ¾ full with damp, wet potting soil. Cover your seeds with additional wet potting soil, as deep as the size of the seed. Cover you container with plastic, and place outside, adding several large slits to the plastic covering so that as it snows (only those in the northern half of the U.S. were sent these as their perennials) and melts, your container will continue to get watered. Your plants should begin germinating by May – June. You can continue growing out in these containers until ready to plant out in the fall.

    Portulaca seeds
    Start outside by raking the soil surface and scattering the seeds on top without covering them. Mist or gently water daily until you see them germinating, and continue watering until they’re well established. Once they’ve matured, Portulacas are great drought tolerant plants, good for a hot, dry location

    Canna seeds
    File the seed coat until you begin seeing the white endosperm carefully avoiding the scar on the side of the seed (hylem), where the growing shoot will break through. You should file the coat on the opposite side to avoid damage to the embryo. Next place the seeds in a saucepan and pour freshly boiled water over them. As soon as you hear the seed coats starting to crackle and pop, immediately add enough cold water to cool them down to lukewarm. The seeds should then be allowed to soak for 24 or more hours in a warm place where they should have doubled in size. Continue soaking any seeds that haven’t doubled, planting once they have. Sow these just below the surface of lightly moist, sterilized, soil-less compost and maintain temperatures of 77f or higher. Germination will take no more than 48-60 hours. Continue growing in bright light and watering until become established.

  • Shelley Novotny

    Hello sweet lady!

    I just recieved my sseds today! Thank-you so much. I will look forward to visiting your blog regularly!


    • Lisa

      Shelley, I’m so glad you got them and stopped by! Plus you found The Frugal Garden on Facebook, you’ve been busy!!