Cyboglossum Amabile or Chinese Forget Me Not, or as we like to refer to it: MiMi’s Flower is the newest seed in our garden. As always we are happy to be on this journey with you and want to thank MiMi and everyone who has been involved in the garden for the many forms of their contributions. So we got the Cyboglossum Amabile and read the instructions. Pictured above is all that the kit says you need to begin. It is pretty much all we begin with. While you can start this plant indoors, we decided to start this plant outside on the lawn table so that it could get all the sun it needs. The package says to save some seeds for later but we sowed all of them. This could lead to crowding. But, in some ways we are new to this just as you are. So, we decided to experiment a little and see what we get by sowing all the seeds. We pray that these seeds are successful. If so, we will transplant them to our garden and cut some for inside the house.
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You can obtain one of these kits from almost any store with a garden section. They cost around $11. Some are a little less. Some are a little more depending on the seed, pot and growing medium. They are not that dissimilar than our Soil Block. The Soil Blocks are just growing medium. The kits also come with a pot and seeds. When sowing with Soil Block you use no pot. You can get about 36 much smaller pellets of growing medium or Soil Blocks for $4. The directions on the growing kit are clear and fairly straight forward. They are easy to follow and a great way to get started sowing and gardening in or outdoors. As we stated, we sowed these outdoors and think they will be a beautiful addition in the garden and around the house.
The instructions had us place the growing medium in a bowl, which was very soft and runny until it absorbed the water. We then placed two thirds of the medium in the pot; placed the seeds on the medium and then covered them with the remaining third of growing medium. We then topped it off with a little water. MiMi and Mom also gave us a cute metal pot, which we placed the seedling in since the medium is a little runny when wet. Metal pots need a lining because they heat up in the sun so quickly and can scorch the plants. The pot provided in the kit was perfect as a lining and had some space at the bottom for catching the soil but allowing for drainage. The space measures about 3/4 of an inch. The pot provided in the kit is well drained with several holes in the bottom of the pot. So, we think it should all work out perfectly.
Like we do with all our seedlings, we will be watching the progress and praying for a successful full fledged plant. Stay tuned for updates and for news about what is budding in the garden. How can a growing kit help you get started growing your own plant? How can children learn about gardens and farming? Growing a plant is a wonderful lesson in the cycle of life. How can you get your children involved in growing their own plants and starting their own gardens? Share your comments with the community by posting them below. Share the wealth of health with your friends and family by sharing this article with 3 people today. As always you are the best part of what we do. Thank you for stopping by.
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