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Lobelia , String of Pearls


Thought I would try something different this year , I used a lot of eggs over the holiday season baking so I kept the plastic cartons , thought they might come in handy , I seived compost into the cartons and sprinkled on the Lobelia seeds , hopefully it will be easy just to pop out a plug and put into the hanging baskets , time will tell !

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Good luck with your Lobelia!
that looks like a good idea. did you put holes in the bottom for drainage?
let us know how you get on - i sowed those same seeds yesterday ;o) (i love amateur gardening free seeds)


10 Feb, 2008


Oh ! no ! I didnt put any drainage holes in I forgot , lol , but the one mistake I made a couple of year ago with Lobelia was I made them too wet and they all died , last year I just lightly misted them when they started to look dry and they all grew so I think I will do that this year again .

10 Feb, 2008


what a great idea for recycling your egg cartons

10 Feb, 2008


I love this idea, Weemamabell! Will be trying this with my lobelia and alyssum. Many thanx for sharing this.

11 Feb, 2008


Great idea im all 4recycling,The plants will be so easy2get out cartoon2 : )

11 Feb, 2008


For many years I have been recycling my egg-boxes:
the paper-based ones I use first to sit seed potatoes in when chitting them, then they are used again to grow seeds. The seedlings' roots do not need to be disturbed when they are potted on, the carton section is repotted too.
The plastic ones are used as propagator covers for seeds grown in egg boxes, thereafter they make excellent disposable paint-mixing palettes for children.

16 Sep, 2008


Gr8 tips, Xela, Thank You.

18 Sep, 2008

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