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Old 07-13-2014, 05:47 PM
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oh okay i new to beat the thief at his own game let old man frost do it for you
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Old 07-13-2014, 08:20 PM
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So pretty HollyberryLady! That's the same color as one I currently have! I have a few that are getting awfully leggy so I have been taking my cuttings from them. I have another one I planted in a bottomless galvanized pail that is enormous, I regret not putting it in something I can bring in this fall!
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Old 07-13-2014, 08:58 PM
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So excited guys! In the early spring I had sowed some coleus seeds in a flowerbed under my flowering plum tree. They never came up so I went and bought some at lowes. I was outside just now put my chickens to bed and happened by the tree only to notice none other then tiny baby coleus plants!! I will upload a picture in the morning as its too dark to get a good shot right now!!
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Old 07-13-2014, 09:02 PM
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very cool your seeds came after you give up on them bet they are really pretty
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Old 07-20-2014, 09:04 AM
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Thanks, Gardennerd!



Prune your Coleus plants back, if they are leggy. Sounds like you're doing this, when you take cuttings. They should fill in with new leaves shortly. Pinching the flowers too, will prolong your leaf show!



Coleus seeds are tiny and are sown on top of the soil, and uncovered....I find it easier to grow them inside first, then set them out as transplants in the garden, later.


Here this morning is a cute little Coleus seed germinating on my heat mat, under fluorescent lights...the first to come up, from the mix I sowed.





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Old 07-20-2014, 09:05 AM
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you have a very pretty coleus coming up and gardennerd has some very pretty coleus and plants also
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Old 07-20-2014, 10:20 AM
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Aww such a cute little baby coleus! Thank you for the nice words RaccoonBandit!
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Old 07-20-2014, 10:24 AM
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Thanks, Raccoon & Gardennerd!



I love watching the colors as they develop and the fluorescent light will make them super vibrant. Looking forward to watching them grow.
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Old 07-20-2014, 10:41 AM
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yes it is very pretty watching all plants and trees change from green to different colors our burning bushes are starting to change colors now
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Old 07-21-2014, 09:17 PM
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Two more baby coleus seedlings emerging tonight....




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Old 07-21-2014, 09:18 PM
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very neat how many do you have coming up now
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Old 07-21-2014, 09:25 PM
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Three so far, Raccoon. And a fourth one just starting.


I sowed around 10 seeds total. Hoping for nice colors.
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Old 07-21-2014, 09:27 PM
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you will get nice colors i have faith in you
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Old 07-22-2014, 01:19 PM
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My red and green coleus are starting to root in water!!!

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Old 07-22-2014, 01:30 PM
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A happy time, Gardennerd!


Congrats!
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