Thursday, June 21, 2012

June 21, 2012 journal

In prior years we have purchased several dahlias for the flower gardens from a garden center for about six dollars a plant.  This year, however, I decided to plant dahlia seeds and grow my own plants. The seeds were planted in March and the plants are beginning to flower and I am pleased with the results.

The plant in the above photo is Unwin's Dwarf Dahlia and I also planted a dwarf rainbow mix, which have not flowered at this time.  The two packs of seeds cost about four dollars and there are literally hundreds of seeds remaining.  The point is: growing your own annuals is certainly cost effective, and it is a very satisfying endeavor.  

Why post this on a hydroponic blog?  Simple, to illustrate that plants can be grown hydroponically, then be replanted in soil with excellent results.

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