Planting – Tips on Tuesday/Coleus Samplers 2018 Part I


Coleus are one of my favorite plants, and also a plant that grows better by having the growing tips pinched out. I gave my coleus their final pinch during the week of July 4th. Chrysanthemums are another plant that will bloom better by pinching out through early July. I am letting my coleus flower because I collect and sell the seed throughout the year. If I didn’t want the plants to produce seed for harvesting I would continue to pinch the growing tips throughout the entire summer.

Most of my coleus plants are growing in pots of rich potting soil. They are doing well this year, and being heat-lovers are growing strong in the current summer condtions. I’m hoping for amazing cross-pollination for this year’s harvest of seeds.

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12 thoughts on “Planting – Tips on Tuesday/Coleus Samplers 2018 Part I

    1. Timelesslady

      I am completely fascinated by all of them. What is really fun is how the whole look of the plant will change by a switch in where it is placed and how much shade or sun it is in.

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        1. Timelesslady

          I notice that if they wilt they always lose a few leaves too. They come back, but there is always a bit of damage. I have most of mine in pots under pines. I’m going to post a pic of them later today. Thanks Arlene for stopping by. I’ll drop by your blog later today and take a look.

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    1. Timelesslady

      Hi Susie, I am not selling right now as I am in the process of growing and will collect the seeds sometime beginning in late September and October. Then I will give them a period of coldness, and then late October or November I sell them on the Etsy site. I will have to check to see if I can send seeds from here to where you live. Of course, yours would be a gift, no sale needed! Kathy

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