Monday, February 01, 2010

Sowing Coleus Seed

It's time to start the coleus again.
It's ridiculous how easy they are to grow from seed and you can get some pretty spectacular plants.
Just grab any container, any potting mix and, as you can see, you can find some really cheap seed.


Remember to remove whatever you use for a cover as soon as they sprout. They aren't too finicky to grow.


You never know, you might end up with something so pretty you'd like to keep it as a houseplant through the winter, or take a snip and stick it in water.

This year, one of the plants I'd brought into the house gave me a very interesting sport. I think I'll call it 'Golden Sparkle'!
Apparently, Mr. Deville, she isn't ready for her closeup because this is the best I could get, and it's too bad because she really is pretty . . .


If you've never started coleus from seed, maybe this is the year to give it a try.

Happy (coleus) growing!


NellJean said...

Coleus from seeds sounds to me like a great idea. Making a note here, to get some seeds.

I noticed you are new on Blotanical and want to add my welcome.

Di said...

Hello Tina and welcome to blotanical. I am looking forward to your posts! Diana

Tina said...

thanks for dropping in!
Oh, do try them from seed - it's very rewarding.
Thanks for the welcome to Blotanical. I've been putting off joining for years as I know there's just no way I will find enough time in the day to keep up, so I hope everyone forgives me for always being behind in visiting their blogs!

thanks for stopping by!
Thank you for the welcome. I hope my posts will include something to interest you!

Flighty said...

It's a lovely plant and one that I really should have a go at growing from seed! So prompted by this post I will this year. Flighty xx

Tina said...

Hiya, Flighty,
thanks for stopping in!
Oh, I'm so glad you'll give them a try from seed!
I can't wait to see what cool plants you end with - keep us all posted on them.

Glenn Garrison said...

Coleus Black Dragon will be my next houseplant. this info is very useful.