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Late bloomer

A fleeting moment of Pacific Northwest summer this year was surrounded on the mid-June and mid-August sides by cool, cloudy, rainy days, and now it seems that fall is here. It was 57 degrees in my bedroom when I woke up this morning. Already time to start closing the windows.

From four seeds that a friend of my mother's brought from New Zealand a couple of months ago, a single heirloom nasturtium has managed to bloom at last.



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roseambr
Sep. 3rd, 2008 10:45 pm (UTC)
You are welcome to some of my harvested seeds. I'll save you some.
emeraldsedai
Sep. 3rd, 2008 10:49 pm (UTC)
That would be great! I've been saving up toilet paper tubes to make little seedling planters out of (you cut them in half and mass them on a cookie sheet with a heating pad under it and maybe a plastic tent over it. Fill 'em all with potting soil, plant your seeds, and then you can just pop them into the ground whole when the seeds come up.
decemberleaf
Sep. 4th, 2008 12:20 am (UTC)
GOT to try it this coming year. That is such a great idea.

emeraldsedai
Sep. 4th, 2008 01:25 am (UTC)
I hope you'll report! I've read about this but haven't tried it yet. It seems like a simple, sustainable idea and a great use for those tubes.

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