Pansies 2023

Dahlia

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Some of the pansy seeds that I saved in June of 2023 have been sitting in our fridge for about six months, so I figured I had better do something with them. About a week ago I placed a small square of damp paper towel over them, and placed them in little lidded plastic cups in a dark drawer. This morning I was shocked to see that all three varieties were germinating like crazy. Go figure. I have never had this kind of success with sprouting pansy seeds before. Maybe the dry seeds benefit from a really, really, long cold treatment. 🤔
That sounds like fun! 😊
 

Phaedra

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Generally, this winter is tricky here - cold but comparatively shorter. I checked different corners today and found this small settlement of pansies. They were part of what I grew last year from seeds and transplanted into this raised bed later.

I did mulch this bed well before winter arrived, and they seem to be happy about that. They also self-seeded well, so I can easily dig out young seedlings and bring them back for some care or relocate them.
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