Now Is the Time! If you like Calibrachoas, a small bush variety of the petunia, now in Mid Winter is the time to plant them for summer blooming! Park seed sells these in pods that have multi colors in each pelleted 'nesting pod'.
park seed photo
Each year I start these and have them as a hanging plant that goes all the way from Spring through late fall! Here is a project I grew in the Ultra a few years back as an indoor project..(it seems this was just a 2 color project)
These can be started in the Garden Starter or grown to completion in a tall machine.
Today I started mine(the 3 color Paradise Island Variety) in peat pellets and then later transplanting them into cups and then into hanging COIR planters as they develop. Re-purposed Chinese Take-Out containers come in handy for seed starting!.
Post by cjsbabygirl313 on Feb 10, 2018 8:02:56 GMT -5
I need to start my calibrachoas ... I got the pelleted mix over the winter. But I forgot to get the peat starter kit (doh). Any special lighting requirements to germinate/sprout these? About how long do they take to pop up?
You can get heat mats. Also if you have a heating pad tucked away you can set it on low for a little while. I have radiators in my house with covers and place the domes on top of those for a few days until they germinate and then they go onto the lighted stand.
This will be enough for 2 plants in a coir nest. I bought a cute little wrought iron bicycle which has a handlebar basket and a seat both made especially for FLOWERS! I also found 2 wrought iron chairs which have a painted flower on the backs and the seat is a place for a plant! Not the real expensive ones for over $100, but these are the cheapy ones from a local chain. Stuff like that eventually rusts, so I opted for cheapo!.