What are the pros? Cover crop with cute flowers.
What are the cons? No complaints.
Temps in Aug/Sept avg. 75-85 highs, 52-59 lows, no rain, hand watering.
Planting bed is hard sandy soil under 2" mounded compost and area gets more than 8h full sun.
Aug 2- Started in 72 cell tray with Dr. Earth Seed Starter Potting mix 2 seeds per cell, 1/2" deep, tamped down and then watered in. Covered and set on a table on the west facing wall of house (afternoon sun).
Aug 9- Germination by this time was 17/24 (70%), planted plugs out to the prepared bed on the east side of house without waiting for the rest to germinate.
Sept 4- Plants >1' high ~24 leaves and beginning to flower, little light pink blossoms reminiscent of pink forget me nots.
Sept 16- The flowers are filling out a lot more as more blooms join the existing flowers, a nice quality is that (unlike geraniums for example) they don't appear to have spots of dead flowers interspersed with freshly blooming ones (no deadheading needed to keep the plants looking fresh). Recommended 4" spacing will help plants stay upright.
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