Friday, May 2, 2008

Putting Down Roots

This year I decided to save myself some money and increase my ornamental plant potential by overwintering cuttings of coleus from last summer, and using them to start new plants this spring. I figure that way I can have lots of coleus and not have to wait until late June to get a flat for ten bucks. About a month ago, I pinched the plants back so that they would send out lots of new shoots. Today, I took off those new shoots and started my own flat of colorful coleus! I probably should have done this step a couple weeks ago, but I wasn't here. Still, within a month I should have plenty of nice new plants, ready to go outside and decorate my porches all summer.

Jonah helped. can you tell which ones were his?

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