Saturday, October 24, 2009

Fall plantings

Weather has cooled enough for fall plantings. This is my first fall sowing as last year i was almost a newbie with seeds and had no confidence that i will be able to grow a plant from a seed. This year things are quite different though. Here are some pics from what i call the grand fall planting, it does not include bulbs though as we will have to wait till November 1st for their planting

seedling lahore

seedling hot climate

seedling warm climate

seedling in pot

seedling paneri

Swan river daisy, linum and california poppy seedlings
swan river daisy seedling

Heliotropium seeds which i got from chilterns UK
seedling of heliotrope

Nigella sativa seedlings. I bought these seeds from a grocery shop.
seedling of nigella kalwanji

cinnamon powder which i use as fungicide as i am too afraid of damping off.
cinnamon dar cheeni

Coco peat being refined in a sieve for covering the seeds
coconut peat coco peat

Refined coco peat
coconut husk


Rosey Pollen said...

How exactly do you use the cinnamon? I need to know more! WHat amount? I am highly interested! Good post about growing seedlings!

Grace Peterson said...

Hi Khabbab~~

Looks like you're off to a great start. I hadn't heard of cinnamon to stave off damping off. I've used chamomile tea with success but will have to investigate the merits of cinnamon. Good luck with your emerging babies!

azplantlady said...


Well, you look like an expert so far. I love Linum and California Poppies. Please be sure to post updates as your seedlings grow.

Sylvana said...

Cinnamon? Interesting. I will have to try that.

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Your Fall planting of seeds are coming right along. Isn't it fun. I am with the others , the cinnamon is a new one. I am anxious to see it at work and will have to check that tip out.

Mary Delle said...

Great work with your seedlings. Cinnamon powder and Cocoa peat-- great ideas. Look forward to seeing them as they grow.

Wendy said...

seed starting is soooo exciting! I've heard of cinnamon but keep forgetting to try it! THanks for the reminder!

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

You are busy! Good luck!

Muhammad khabbab said...

@Rosey - i just sprinkle refined cinnamon powder on surface of soil/mix just before scattering my seed. i do it once only and with small amount. I know chamomile tea works great but here it is not available easily as compared to cinnamon powder.

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