The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #142442   Message #3283689
Posted By: maeve
02-Jan-12 - 06:09 PM
Thread Name: BS: Mudcat Gardeners 2012
Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Gardeners 2012
Richard, I have better luck overwintering basil grown fresh from seed or cuttings. They seem to adapt better. I'd love to see your brugmansias and cannas. I like the round carrots also; hmm, if I still have seed I could start some now. Thanks for the reminder.

gnu- We get one stalk per amaryllis bulb until they've grown a few years; sooner if we pay attention to soil and sink the pots in the ground all summer. Once they reach a good size, we could get two or even three stems of flowers from each bulb. As time goes by there will be baby bulbs forming alongside the parent bulb, and that can lead to quite a show when conditions are right. Right now we have half a dozen bulbs of blooming size and another 15 or so seedlings I bought at a plant sale 1 1/2 years ago.