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Rkdarr

Newville, PA

I wanted to grow some geraniums this year in my small greenhouse. I am in zone 6 and so far, I have read that it is too late to start them from seed. Just curious as if this is true and if so, where is the best places to order some plugs. Everywhere that I looked wanted an order of at least 50-100 plugs of the same color which is a bit much for what I wanted to grow. Is there a place out there that I can order less of one color so I can order a wider variety of colors?

2/21/2015 12:26:32 PM

big moon

Bethlehem CT

You will have a hard time finding a good source for geranium plugs if you go right to the wholesale grower. Usually you'll have to order a box which will be about 8 trays of plugs. (It could be more or less depending on the size plug you get.) I would suggest trying to contact a local greenhouse that sells geraniums retail. They will most likely be receiving plug shipments through-out the spring season. Maybe they could order you a tray of mixed color geranium plugs, or possibly be willing to split a tray with you.
Also I wouldn't rule out doing seeds just yet. (If I remember it takes about 12 weeks to get a decent sized plant.) You will be a little behind but geraniums do well into the fall, and will resist light frosts quite easily. Get your order in and get them started. Order a mix so that you will receive different colors. I usually grow geraniums here. I often use them to fill in the flower beds late in the season after other annuals have run their course. Last year I was planting geraniums from 4" pots on August 1st. They grew and flowered heavily right through October and into early November. One last thing, geraniums can be overwintered quite easily in a cool greenhouse or a windowsill. Get them going again come late winter and take cuttings. They will root like crazy with a little root-tone powder (for softwood cuttings) Then stick them in pro mix bx. Tuck under a bench or place somewhere out of direct sun and keep moist, but not soaking wet.

2/21/2015 3:59:09 PM

Rkdarr

Newville, PA

Thank you for your reply. I will order some seeds to plant, since I really like growing plants from start to finish. Now off to search for the best place to order them from! Thanks Again!!

2/21/2015 5:53:48 PM

huffspumpkins

canal winchester ohio

I grow geraniums from seed and get mine from Harris seeds

2/21/2015 6:24:57 PM

baitman

Central Illinois

We grew ours from seed last year with no problems they looked great

3/16/2015 8:04:19 AM

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