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Old 06-18-2010, 06:57 AM
 
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Hi all, hope you can advice me with this below problem.

Early this summer, I bought a few seeds (Lupins, Hollyhocks, Poppy) and they are now couple of inches big. they are in seed pots. We were meaning to build a flower bed for these but unfortunately something came up and we couldn't. So, Can I still transplant them on ground somewhere else for them to grow next year and then when the flower bed is ready I change the location or should I transplant them into a bigger pot and leave it out for winter?

which would be the best option? Thanks all!
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Old 06-18-2010, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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I think it is too late to plant most anything right now,. having said that i just put some zinnias in a bed on a recent cloudy day. let them stay in pots till fall and then plant them in the garden--this would be ideal.

I move my perennials and shrubs around all the time- they are basically on roller skates. the trick is to do it the right way and at the right time.
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Old 06-18-2010, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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I'd go ahead and plant them whenever you're ready. Make sure they get plenty of water. Especially poppies can live through almost anything.
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Old 06-18-2010, 08:13 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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of course we need to know what zone you are in. Here in NC it has been in the middle 90's for at least 2 weeks so I still say my experience is that this is not a good time to plant anything.
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Old 06-18-2010, 09:19 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I would put them in 1/2 or 1 gallon nursery pots and put them somewhere so they only get morning sun until late summer/early fall and then put them in the ground. I have done this with hollyhocks, foxgloves, salvia, monarda, and day lillies.
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Old 06-21-2010, 11:40 AM
 
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Thanks all for your suggestions.
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Old 07-07-2010, 02:17 PM
 
Location: County Mayo Descendant
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Hi all, hope you can advice me with this below problem.

Early this summer, I bought a few seeds (Lupins, Hollyhocks, Poppy) and they are now couple of inches big. they are in seed pots. We were meaning to build a flower bed for these but unfortunately something came up and we couldn't. So, Can I still transplant them on ground somewhere else for them to grow next year and then when the flower bed is ready I change the location or should I transplant them into a bigger pot and leave it out for winter?

which would be the best option? Thanks all!
I'd plant the lupine's, if you did get a small plant from seed thats good, I'd still plant the seeds, at times it can take a year for some perennials to pop up, some do need the cold over the winter, I think Lupine seeds are a type of seed that you can put in the fridge then plant, I could be wrong, mine seem to like growing on a slightly sloped area. Hope this helps.
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