|Bells of Ireland, or Molucca Balm
|Lamiaceae: Molucca laevis
|Bells of Ireland, 2011
Some late volunteers.
There are volunteers where they grew last year.
They put on a good show and are still doing so.
Many volunteers where they grew last year and produced many flower stalks,
and near there.
I put some seeds in the refrigerator.
I sowed 8 peat pots with 3 seeds per pot
and put them on top of the fluorescent lamps above the grow table.
3 sprouts so far.
I set out 8 seedlings, from 5 peat pots.
They did well. Now their bed is full of flowers that are turning yellow.
The plants are much larger than I anticipated.
I started 9 cells today, 2 seeds per cell.
No sprouts yet.
One sprout eventually but it dried up before amounting to enough to plant.
I started 11 seeds in a pot, set outside to experience varying temperatures.
I had one shoot but the pot got knocked over and now I have none.
|Bells of Ireland Seedling, 2008|
I ordered seeds from Stokes.
I put the package of seeds into the refrigerator.
I hoed half their row, but there were about 7 plants in the other half,
so I evened them out.
They are flowering, but are quite invisible in their greenness.
I brought some in and they made a nice bouquet for a while.
I tried to dry them using the glycerine method, but they turned brown and the stems went mouldy,
so I discarded them.