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Category: weeding my foxgloves | Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 3:44 am

Well I am officially ticked at myself. I have been oh so committed to growing the foxglove and giving them ample,weed free room to grow that all that remains of this mass planted bed are what I thought were my precious foxgloves. As it turns out all of those weeds that erupted at the same time were my foxgloves. I am very disappointed with myself. I have no idea what it is that I have so painstakingly protected but it better be pretty. Guess I'll try again next year. Every other bed I had left alone and let things grow until I could identify them. I knew what was in this bed so I wasn't worried. I suck. Next time I won't be weeding until they bloom!!!

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toni wrote on Tue Jul 14, 2009 4:41 am:

My, how many times have we all done that. I pulled up Moonflower vine seedlings like crazy until I figured out a trick.
I started keeping track of the plants by cutting the bottom out of plastic cups, digging a hole and placing the cup in it leaving the top half of the cup above ground level. Fill the cup with soil and plant the seed. Then when the seedling is large enough gently pull the cup up.

Whatever comes up in the cup is your seedling and you don't have transplant problems either.


eileen wrote on Tue Jul 14, 2009 9:59 am:

Great tip Toni.

I once nurtured a batch of nettles thinking they were my young raspberry canes - boy did I feel silly!! Never did get raspberries from them - surprise, surprise. LOL

I hope you have better luck next year with your foxgloves.


daisybeans wrote on Tue Jul 14, 2009 11:41 am:

That is a good tip Toni.

I have some tall Phlox that I've allowed to grow up in a daylilly bed.... well... they ARE tall, but they are not Phlox... just some wild weedy thing, not a blossom in sight.


Netty wrote on Wed Jul 15, 2009 1:30 am:

I've been babying a plant in my compost that I THOUGHT was Maltese Cross. It just bloomed and it wasn't even close LOL
Mistakes happen m , so don't beat yourself up over it.

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