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Easy Cut-Flower Gardening from Seed
January 17, 2019 at 9:18 pm
Hi Lisa! I’m wondering how close you are spacing your lisianthus, and if you have any tips for laying/working with the biotello… we space ours 3-4” and have trouble keeping any kind of weed barrier tight to the ground when the plants are small. If it buckles/bubbles at all the seedlings can get caught underneath, which is a total nightmare! Any tips would be very welcome 🙂 Thank you from California!
January 18, 2019 at 6:46 am
Hi Cory in California! I make 30” beds, 8 rows, plants 6” apart in row. We use the flower support netting for spacing guide. I found bed top needs to be free from lumps and be smooth. We plant 285 cell size plants so can make little holes.
January 18, 2019 at 12:11 pm
Thanks much Lisa! We work with a walk behind tractor, so smooth bed tops are not our forte… sounds like we need to figure that one out this season! 😉
July 10, 2018 at 10:39 am
Enjoy all your tips. How long does it take for the second flush of lisianthus? I planted some this year, they are blooming beautifully now. Have you ever managed to get the to come back each year? I was told sometimes they can be perennial here in Zone 7-8 Charlotte, NC.
July 14, 2018 at 7:42 am
Hi Peter, Lisianthus will flush again several weeks after the first if they are kept weeded, watered and fed. Not an easy job. If happy they can perennialize a bit– but they can experience a high die out rate which makes for spotty beds for more weeds to grow. I’ve done it in the feild successfully- but find replanting each season less work.
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