|Four O'Clock Seeds. 8.21.14|
|Collecting 4:00 Seeds. 8.21.14|
They are open pollinated. There is a good chance they may not come true from seeds. That's fine with me.
I just lean the seed-containing tips into a labeled envelope and shake. The ripened seeds fall in with no effort at all. In fact, moving the plants, lots of seeds fall off.
I labeled the envelopes with the color of the plant I collected from. Even if they don't come true, If I start them next year that should give me a diversity of types. I can grow separately from red, yellow, white, yellow marble, and orange marble.
This is about 6 weeks for the carnation seedlings. I just sprinkled the seeds on top of the potting soil, scratched them in a little, and kept them watered. I didn't know they would grow so easily. Soon I need to divide them and pot them up either separately or in much smaller bunches.
The Hollyhocks are ficifolia "Happy Lights". I started them about 8 weeks ago. I have other plants in containers, either Fordham Giant or Carnival Mix, that are almost ready to bloom, from seeds started mid June. I mixed the varieties so I don't know which one.
|Saving 4:00 Seeds for Next Year. 8.21.14|
All of these are new to me. It's great trying new plants.
|Carnation Seedlings. 8.21.14|
|Hollyhock Seedlings. 8.21.14|