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Planting Gerbera: Start inside 12 weeks before planting out. Press seed into surface of potting mix, do not cover. Always use fresh seed, provide bottom heat of 21-24 degrees C and light. Should germinate in 15-30 days. Can be difficult and erratic. Transplant outside 1 week after last frost, into full sun or part shade location, 12 inches apart. Provide shade if summers are very hot. Prefers a rich, moist, fertile, slightly acidic soil. Water and deadhead regularly. May be grown inside as a houseplant.
Planting Jade Princess Grass: Start seed inside 6-8 weeks before last frost. Cover seed lightly, provide bottom heat and seed will germinate quickly. Grow one plant per 5-6" pot to avoid restricted root growth. Grow at 20 degrees C is best. Growth slows below 16 degrees C. May be direct seeded into the garden 2 weeks before last frost (Purple Majesty MUST be started indoors). Transplant into the garden after last frost in to a full sun location, 16-24 inches apart. Prefers moist, fertile, well-drained soil.
Planting Marigold: Very easy to grow. Start inside 6-8 weeks before last frost. Start African types earlier than French types. Cover seed with 1⁄4 inches of soil and provide an average soil warmth (75 degrees F). May also be direct seeded 2 weeks before last frost. Transplant after last frost into a sunny location. Will grow well in poor soil. Space African types 12-18 inches apart, and French types 6-8 inches apart. Deadhead regularly.
Planting Begonia: Start seed 12-16 weeks before planting out. Sow seed on the surface of lightly firmed, moist seed sowing mix. Cover with clear plastic lid to keep humid and provide bottom heat until seeds germinate. Germination can be erratic and take anywhere from 15-60 days. After sowing, do not exclude light as this helps germination. Keep the surface of the sowing mix moist but not waterlogged. Transplant after last frost date in rich, light, well-drained soil in full sun to full shade. Once established allow plants to become somewhat dry between waterings and fertilize once a month. Grows 8-10 inches tall and 6-8 inches wide.