Do you grow your own plants?

@ukchriss (2103)
February 15, 2007 8:30pm CST
Do you grow your own plants from seeds for your garden? or buy plants/flowers from a garden centre to make your garden pretty in the summer? If you grow your own, which ones do you grow?
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@sunshinecup (7881)
16 Feb 07
I like to go to the store right before spring and find a variety of pretty flower seeds. Then I grow them in a mini green house until after the last frost of the season. By that time they are ready to transplant to my garden. I try to have diffrent flowers every year, so I never have the same look twice.
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@freesoul (3023)
• Egypt
16 Feb 07
I don't have a garden but i grow several plants in my balcony, mostly I buy them but I grow some from seeds and cuttings..
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• Ireland
16 Feb 07
I don't grow many plants from seeds as I can never tell the difference when the weeds start to grow. I have planted rhubarb from seeds and that is coming along fine. I also planted hollyhocks from seeds. I planted them last year in pots so they are now ready to be transplanted. I just don't know where to put them yet. My husband doesn't like flowers or plants in the garden. He says they are too much trouble when he is mowing the lawn and he usually ends up mowing them all down.
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@ukchriss (2103)
18 Feb 07
Your husband sonds like my boyfriend and he cant ever tell the difference between weeds and plants - or so he says. I think hes just trying to get out of helping in the garden! Many thanks for your reply
• United States
17 Feb 07
Chriss, It all depends on what they are. Tomatoes I buy plats for; my herbs that are not perennials I start from seed. There is nothing more special than watching them sprout in the house and then getting to put them outside. I keep them on my porch that is right next to my computer room door so it smells so wonderful when the door is open. I usually only have some potted petunias, coleus, and pansies out there too. ~Donna
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@Chele2k2 (241)
16 Feb 07
I don't unfortunately, although I would like to. I live in a place where we have no garden, if we did have a garden, I would grow my own plants all the time. I should imagine it gives lots of satisfaction, seeing a plant grow sucessfully from a little seed. We only have a few hardy pot plants, which have either been given to us or we have purchased from a supermarket or a garden centre.
@wolfie34 (26792)
• United Kingdom
16 Feb 07
Unfortunately I didn't inherit the green fingers that mum possesses, she is fantastic when it comes to growing plants and even fruits. I always remember she gave me my very own patch as a child to dig, as I grew up I started planting seeds, I used to love watching them grow and would go outside every day to see how they had grown, my favourites were carrots and radishes - mainly because they are the easiest to grow! Now tho I don't bother, we don't have the garden here and I haven't got the inclination or the patience to grow anything.
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@andrika (386)
• Indonesia
16 Feb 07
no, i wish i have time for that . all of my time i spend in my work and house keeping work like ironing, cleaning, laundry ect.
@rainbow (6763)
16 Feb 07
I tend to buy bulbs for anything and everything I can find and plants from the garden centre. I am quite lucky as Shreks uncle has a nurseries so I can get healthy plants quite easily.
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@uhevelyn (219)
• Japan
16 Feb 07
I grow my own plants and its very good.I have my tulip now and very happy for it.
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• Canada
22 Feb 07
Yeah i grow plants from seeds i lover flowers only.
@hartnsoul (558)
• Philippines
21 Feb 07
I have had several attempts to start gardening or simply plant a flower plant that my grandmother gave me. It has these beautiful white flowers. However, I think growing plants is not my thing. They say I don't have a green thumb! :( But I would really like to try growing my own plants. Especially the flowering one. Any tips? I haven't tried growing them from seeds except that one time in Science class where we had to plant mongo seeds and keep them under the sink... :) Advices appreciated.
@babystar1 (4236)
• United States
18 Feb 07
My husband goes to the garden centers to get my plants and flowers.I just cant seem to grow anything from seeds.I tryed so many times and nothing comes up, except weeds. we have roses growing around our yard in many different colors, red, purple, yellow pink,white and even orange. I just cant wait untill spring.