Hello all. Finally getting to my grow log. Hope you enjoy. I live in one of the most Northern parts of the most Northern 48 states, so I hope this can help people who are in a more northern region. Seeds where started in damp paper towel on the 9th of May. All 15 sprouted in two days. They were then transfered into Jiffy pots bought at the local hardware store. I add Miracle grow seedling soil and watered. I let them sit in my window for 4 weeks. Only water and sun. On June 13th they were transfered to their new home. At the time they were about 4-6 inches tall. They were then transplanted to there new digs which were holes I dug about 3 feet deep and 3 feet wide. I used this soil recipe...
80%...Miracle grow organic soil
20%...Miracle grow peet moss
Miracle grow organics choice Bone meal...per directions
Miracle grow organics choice Blood meal..per directions
and native soil mix in.
They were placed in there new soil watered in and I then placed little plastic covers (like mini greenhouses) over them for the first 2 weeks outside. Now let me tell you one thing. Those little plastic things are the greatest thing ever for small young plants in the wild. They get all the sun, but the wind is cut down dramatically (though not totally due to the hole on the top for rain and ventilation), but not to the point of keeping them week. The stems still get strong and big. They also keep little animal like rabbit and deer from
eating your young plants. Plants flourish in these things. I have since removed the covers and put up fencing around them to keep animals away. They had there first nute feeding the 24th of June. I used a liguid high nitrogen fert. I will post pics for everyone in a few days.