Planting petunias in containers is a fantastic way to showcase them. Check your petunias once a week and clear away any fallen deadheads from the soil surface. If petunias show signs of long, “leggy,” weak growth, pinch the plants back a few inches to encourage branching. They grow well in pots or hanging baskets and do not need space in which to spread, like wave petunias. When the plants have three leaves, you can plant them outside. They have a unique trailing growth pattern and will spread rapidly if properly maintained. Submitted by Tatyana on July 3, 2019 - 12:05pm. Today I sprayed bug spray on them and within a few hours they looked terrible. I did some research that said I should remove each spent bloom including the seed pod. The flowers reach 2½ to 3 inches across. Weed and feed and water, then wait. We are over run with ant hills all over the place. It was cyclical. I HAVE SPRAYED SEVEN AND USED SNAIL BAIT. Remember to water them. Submitted by The Editors on January 11, 2019 - 9:38am. This makes them ideal for scrambling down a hillside garden, or planting atop a retaining wall. Older garden petunia plants can be pruned prune hard (within a few inches of the base) to re-encourage vigor, especially in cooler climates, but keep the remaining leaves. But Mexican petunias are actually Ruellia simplex, fast-growing perennials with green to purple stems and green leaves. The best reason to purchase Wave petunias is that they require no deadheading. I noticed that they are very leafy not many flowers so do I have to pinch out the centrepiece to help flower growth please, Submitted by Rebecca Brink on June 6, 2020 - 9:38am, "I have several hanging baskets of petunias along the back of my house, i"m dead heading them daily, my husband says they need trimmed to be healthier, is this true & if so how do you trim them", Submitted by Betty on July 9, 2019 - 1:47pm. They grow best in pots or hanging baskets and may spread slightly, but not near as much wave petunias. Therefore, it is important to maintain your plants with proper and frequent pruning. Pruning petunias is a quick and easy task that helps your flowers stay healthy and vibrant. What size of pot we can use for it Submitted by Lois on July 2, 2019 - 9:21am. ‘Celebrity’ series petunias are compact and rain-tolerant. The best deterrent by far is peppermint. In 2 to 4 weeks, plants should be filled out with lots of side branches and blossoming with new vigor. One of the reasons that spreading petunias don’t need deadheaded as much is due to their vibrant growth. As with most annuals, they get leggy by midsummer, so you’ll want to prune the shoots back to about half their length. I have been doing this for about a week and my poor plants look that time my sister cut my bangs with my mother's fabric scissors! Also, remove faded, old, or dead blossoms to both improve blooms and attractiveness, especially for the larger-flowered petunias. Tidal Wave petunias grow into bush-like formations that either climb or cascade, depending on where they are grown. The Wave series of petunias are groundcover or spreading petunias. However, do not attempt to break apart the plants or cut through the roots. I put sand on top of my soil for daisy and hosta, if its snails, you can also put a small container out close to plant and fill half full with beer ,lol it works but try sand first . It grows 12 inches tall and 40 inches wide. can I spray guard tech seven on my seeding petunias, Submitted by Priscilla on May 19, 2019 - 7:18pm, Check our 12 uses of vinigar. Neem and other oils can be found at garden centers. We'll see. It is easy to do and goes a long way in maintaining the health and longevity of the plant. Other types include Easy Wave, Shock Wave, and Avalanche petunias. Ground cover or spreading petunias, such as the ‘wave’ variety, are only about six inches tall, but they can spread very quickly, covering a large garden area in a single growing season! But they also dont like wet feet. Submitted by Cindy Smith on July 11, 2019 - 8:08am. Do regular fresh mint leaves work as well? The steps for properly pruning wave or spreading petunias include the following: In summation, not all petunias are the ‘spreading’ or ground-covering type. Not all types of petunias spread like wave petunias. Easy Wave Blue Petunia is a spreading petunia bearing tons of dark blue-purple flowers. It's Nov 20th in 9a zone. Petunia flowers are also incredibly variable in terms of size, shape, hue, and color pattern; some petunias … They, too, came back again this year and I just bought a few more to fill in the open spaces. and needs lots of light in order to germinate. BONUS: You’ll also receive our Almanac Companion newsletter! There were also pansies and snap dragons in the same boxes that withered but the asparagus fern and sweet potato vibes are fine. Animals don't like the smell. Frequent watering and fertilizing will make the flowers expand even more. Like many flowering annuals, petunias dont like to be dry for long periods. These flowers bloom profusely throughout the growing season and do not require plucking the way a traditional petunia would. After pruning, fertilize and water the plants well to force out new growth and flowers. They are good for containers and hanging baskets and will do fine planted directly in the ground. Series typically in this group are Wave, Supertunias, Surfinia, etc. Now that you know petunias are a ‘spreading’ flower, let’s take a closer look at this in more detail below. I put sand around any plants affected by slugs. Purple Wave petunias are hybrids that can four to six inches tall and spread two to four feet. Spread can be from 18 inches to 4 feet. You can make your own insecticidal soap or buy it at a garden center. Most enlightening. Other similar varieties include the Pink Wave, Rose Wave, Coral Wave, and Misty Lilac Wave petunias. When grown in full sunlight, they are so full of flowers that you can barely see any foliage! Petunia Supertunia® generally stand around 6- 10 inches tall and can spread/trail up to 24-36 inches, with the exception of Vistas petunias which have a mounding habit and can get 24 inches tall and 24-36 inches wide. This makes them ideal for scrambling down a hillside garden, or planting atop a retaining wall. Should I just stop all attempts to deadhead and let the plant recover? In the 6b zone I would plant them from 4-6 inch pots or flats on June 15th (never before) after, hopefully, the last snow. Ideally, petunias are planted in the ground as seeds, as replanting them doesn’t always work. There are hundreds of petunia varieties that grow beautifully all summer long. Wave petunias come in a multitude of variations including Cool Wave, Shock Wave, Easy Wave, Double Wave and Tidal Wave. It could be from limited chlorophyll or another component of photosynthesis. Wave petunias come in several varieties: trailing, mounding, and spreading types. The Proven Winners® petunias are more floriferous because all their energy is put into flower production, not seed production. Petunias are extremely slow to germinate, some 5 to 15 days at normal temps in the house. ANY SUGGESTIONS? Petunias also prefer warmer temperatures for germination. Avoid watering shallowly as this encourages shallow roots. Wave petunias are a perfect choice for hanging baskets And although all three fill a space a bit differently, they can all be used with great success for containers, hanging baskets, or open bed space planting. And keep you fingers crossed. are they too close? I've had 6 large planter pots across my back deck in full sun with petunias at both of my homes. ‘Purple Wave’ remains under 4 inches tall. Spreading/Wave Petunias vs Milliflora Petunias. Wave petunias come in several varieties: trailing, mounding, and spreading types. ‘Primetime’ series stay compact and uniform, covered with 2¼-inch flowers. Submitted by Karen Irwin on June 23, 2019 - 10:05am. If you live in a cooler climate and want your petunias to grow back in the spring, then you must store them indoors during the winter. Submitted by Diane Jester on June 26, 2019 - 12:45pm, Submitted by The Editors on June 27, 2019 - 3:52pm. If anyone has other explanations we’d love to hear them! They would bloom beautifully all summer long with minimal care needed; a little dead-heading, a couple miracle-grow shots. Petunias spread at different rates depending on the variety and planting location. Then the plants will keep producing more. Doing so may harm the plant’s root-base, and inhibit the ability to take in water and nutrition. they bloomed once and then quit. T… Color changes in flowering plants is something of a mystery. Submitted by Cindy Smith on July 11, 2019 - 7:59am. Petunias used as groundcovers spread to 4 feet, with flowers growing along the length of each trailing stem. One way to increase the blooms is to pick off the dead ones after they flower. Submitted by Donna Lynn on July 4, 2019 - 10:56am. Unlike regular petunias, Wave petunias do not deadheaded as much. Thank you in advance. Stunning! Trim any limp or damaged stems down to two inches away from the base of the plant. It produces large blooms of deep rose-purple. Petunias are prone to different viruses such as mosaic virus. Let soil dry out ,remove from planter if really wet ,then replant after soil is just moist. “Wave” petunias are a common type of spreading petunia. Clippings can be added to a compost pile to be recycled. The Supertunia® series of petunias, part of the Proven Winners® plant line, are extremely vigorous bloomers that have the advantage of being self-cleaning, so no deadheading is needed. It is a huge problem this year. It's been a continual fight of aphids all summer long every 2-3 weeks with soapy water, store-bought remedies...I've tried everything. i planted several different colored petunias together and all bloom except one color . For best results, start pruning as soon as the flowers are planted. The spread of your petunia plant will depend on the variety as well, with some varieties spreading only about 18 inches while others can spread out as much as 4 feet. Trim stubborn deadheads with pruning shears – clip just below the bud of the flower near the stem. Wave petunias especially need to be pruned as they can grow very thick and spread quite far. This will encourage more branching and flowers. Petunias are generally insect pollinated, with the exception of P. exserta, which is a rare, red-flowered, hummingbird-pollinated species.Most petunias are diploid with 14 chromosomes and are interfertile with other petunia species, as well as with Calibrachoa.. In year-round warm climates, they will often survive and even bloom over the winter months. In order to prevent ‘leggy’ petunias, you need to cut them back on a regular basis. Groundcover or "spreading" petunias are only about six inches tall, but spread so rapidly that they cover a huge area over one growing season, provided they're watered and fertilized frequently. Surfinias result from a cross of P. hybrida with a wild South American trailing type, P. pendula. Growth habits range from slightly mounded to trailing, depending on the variety. All rights reserved (c) 2019 GardenTabs.com. ‘Double Madness’ petunias are compact and floriferous with big, 3-inch flowers all through the summer. Most other petunia types will only spread slightly, if at all, especially when grown in pots, hanging baskets or window boxes. ‘Wave’ series petunias are available in a multitude of colors. Wave petunia plants have a spreading growth habit, with the ability to fill flower beds with their blooms that sprout all along their stems, which can reach up to 4 feet (1.2 m.). They are weather-tolerant, disease resistant and heavy-blooming. Cut off sinking stems to half their height, leaving at least two inches of stem from the base using pruning shears – this encourages regrowth. I got a good deal on petunias and we are into August. The wave series created quite a stir when first introduced and the flowers just … We will discuss whether or not all petunias spread, which types tend to spread more and should they be cut back each year. Fiddle Leaf Fig Roots Showing – What to Do? Custom programming and server maintenance by, https://www.almanac.com/best-flowers-window-boxes, https://www.almanac.com/content/container-gardening-flowers, https://www.almanac.com/march-jam-packed-new-plants-and-ideas, https://www.almanac.com/seven-savvy-ways-get-most-out-container-gardens, https://www.almanac.com/not-your-grandmas-coleus. For petunias, you need to pick off the faded flowers (called deadheating). Double-flowered cultivars like a biweekly dose of fertilizer. Will it recover? In particular, the tiny … Whether in hanging baskets or containers on tables or a front porch, growing petunias in pots brings vibrant color throughout the summer to whatever area you choose. To keep petunias tidy and flowering, we prune the shoots back to about half their length. Wave petunias spread very rapidly, forming a low, solid mass studded with flowers. So, if you’re ready to learn more about spreading petunias, then let’s get started! but be ready to buy plants for the windowboxes—and give the individually potted/ready-to-plant seedlings to guests as a remembrance. Examine the plants thoroughly for pests before you … There is a third type of petunias... trailing. Petunias are perennials, however, they are typically treated as annuals. Otherwise, the plant think it has no reason to flower any longer. Submitted by Terri on November 20, 2020 - 12:43pm. They don’t tend to flower in the shade. If your … They are good for containers and hanging baskets and will do fine planted directly in the ground . Submitted by Edith Smith on May 7, 2019 - 10:00am, Its a question . I had to double check it was not weed killer; they are that bad. Most are not quite as ground-hugging as the original. Insecticidal soap, neem oil, or horticultural oils will rid the petunias of many insect pests. Submitted by Cynthia Kukler Smith on July 11, 2019 - 8:05am. Petunias are divided into different groups, mainly based on flower size: Petunias have few serious insect or disease pests. Some even have a slight fragrance. I really feel like it was the Seven but I am only basing that on my gut. You should skip around this web site, Terri. Purple Wave petunias are hybrids that can four to six inches tall and spread … This could be your mysterious insect culprit. They can be used in window boxes or hanging baskets. Some people choose them for a seasonal groundcover plant. How to Plant, Grow, and Care for Petunias. They come alive each spring with bright, bold blooms that burst with delightful, air-filling fragrance. But you probably want mature plants in bloom for this event, not seedlings. Petunias are one of today’s most popular flowering perennials, even though they are often treated as annuals. It grows 12 inches tall and 40 inches wide. They are quite versatile, growing in different types of soil, but it is important that the soil drains well and doesn’t stay wet. After each treatment, the plants lost their blooms and would look bare for a week or two, then abundant blooms would appear again (with aphids). You can transplant a larger container of Wave Petunias or a hanging basket of Cool Wave Pansies right in the garden. They are compact, early blooming with 1½-to 2-inch blooms that come in a wide variety of colors, and ideal for ground cover. Dig up petunias in the fall before the first frost. Wave Petunia Series. For the best performance, plant petunias in full sun (at least six hours a day). They eat the leaves of plants and trees leaving holes throughout the tender leaves. These colorful annuals can really add pop to a front lawn and often used as borders, containers, hanging baskets or even seasonal groundcover. It is tolerant of summer heat, drought and rain damage. Groundcover or "spreading" petunias are only about six inches tall, but spread so rapidly that they cover a huge area over one growing season, provided they're watered and fertilized frequently. Often referred to as ‘trailing’ petunias, wave petunias can spread several feet if they are sown in a large, open area such as a garden or outdoor floor bed. Like their single counterparts, ‘Double Madness’ petunias bounce back within hours of a rainstorm. Petunias are tolerant of heat so you don’t have to water them regularly. The wave petunias spread big time. Submitted by Rox Shinobi on December 1, 2020 - 2:11am. Spreading or ‘Wave’ petunias are only about six inches tall but can extend very quickly, covering a large garden area in just one growing season. The ones I planted in the ground spread pretty fast, too, but it seemed to take more of them than I anticipated to fill the bedding space. Once the seed has germinated, move them from the warm area and let them grow on in cooler temperatures. Milliflora Petunias. Submitted by Susan richardson on May 31, 2018 - 5:03am, Ive purchased 2 hanging baskets one is flowering nicely the other is still green with no flowers on it yet what is going on please help. Dead-heading prevents seed pods from competing for the plant’s food supplies. Milliflora petunias are low-maintenance, bloom early and produce a mass of flowers for such a miniature-sized plant. Often grown as annuals, petunias are one of the most popular flowers because of their long flowering period. For this reason, they need to be planted farther apart (twelve to twenty-four inches) in warm, wet, fertile soil. Submitted by Aravind on October 3, 2018 - 10:28am, Is petunia require deep container or wide container. Can anyone tell me why this happened and what I can do to get my flowers back to their prior glory? Abundant watering and regular fertilizing will make them spread even more, that’s why it’s important to properly and frequently prune the plant. This special hybrid petunia starts blooming in early spring and they continue through the end of the fall growing season. ‘Madness’ series petunias have big, 3-inch flowers in many veined and solid colors. For this reason, they need to be planted farther apart (twelve to twenty-four inches) in warm, wet, fertile soil. Keep reading to learn how to grow petunias in containers. Elongated stems with few branches and diminishing flower production indicate it’s time for drastic action. Cut down 1/3 of your plants every second week by removing the bulk of the stems while leaving at least two inches at the base for regrowth. Spreading or Wave petunias are perfect for containers, window boxes or baskets. Solutions for a variety of insects even fruit flies. They produce flowers in a broad range of colors including pastels, bright neons, and blends. One single plant can spread up to about 3-4 feet wide, and they don't need any deadheading to keep blooming all the way up to the first frost. Pretty petunias are treated as annuals in most areas but also as tender perennials in Zones 9 to 11. Grandiflora petunias, for example, have large blooms, up to five inches across. If we may make a suggestion: Start your seeds and see how it goes (pls let us know!) They bounce back well after rain. Spreading or Wave petunias were developed by the Ball Seed Company and they are known to be fast growing, producing multiple blossoms. Bloom would usually be done by mid to end of September with the first cold bite. It’s best to buy young plants from a nursery which often sells petunias in flats. You’ll recognize signs of a virus because the plants will become discolored and begin to wilt. The pots would fill abundantly with lovely multi-colored flowers hanging all the way to the ground by mid July. Plant petunias along a sunny walkway, in front of a hedge or around a young tree that doesn't produce dense shade.Petunias are an inexpensive way to add long-standing color to a bare or overly green area. Note: The spreading types of petunias and those in containers require more frequent watering. May I use Seven in my petunias in window boxes? However, if you are going to plant it in a container or in a hanging basket, as most people generally do, you should know that it’s going to require a bit more water. Petunia seeds are very small (dust-like!) Mine were doing great and my husband sprinkled Seven on them and the blooms on one variety withered but I had some white ones that look okay. I've read petunias may be perennial in this zone. Plants can be spaced closer together to give an instant show. The wild, invasive form of this plant is so aggressive, it’s banned in some states, and it’s on a watch list of invasive plants in others. ‘Purple Wave’ was the first cultivar in the class of spreading petunias. Petunias can also get straggly-looking by midsummer. Yes. This last bloom all the flowers came out fully white with the only purple being in the bottom of the buds (closest to stem). This means that a harsh rain or storm won’t force you to pluck spent blooms off the plant. Image zoom Your petunias may also be wilting due to a problem with insects. Spreading petunias (like wave petunias) can be planted further apart – 1-½ or 2 feet – depending on how quickly you want them to fill in. Multiflora petunias are smaller and denser. Fertilize petunias monthly with a balanced fertilizer to support their rapid growth and heavy blooming. Keep your petunia plants beautiful by removing wilting or dying blooms. You must have JavaScript enabled to use this form. Is there a way to keep them healthy and blooming. Many sources advise starting seeds 6 to 10 weeks before the last frost and then transplanting to let them mature. Start the seeds on heating pads or on top of your refrigerator. Ecology. I use the oil drops on my window and door sills, fresh/dried leaves sprinkled around my house, plants in the garden. Wave petunias can be found in 3 distinct varieties – spreading, trailing, or mounding. The state of Florida lists Mexican petunias … Right now, you may be wondering to yourself, ‘do petunias spread?’. Submitted by The Editors on December 1, 2020 - 3:10pm. ‘Carpet Series’ is very popular. By midsummer, most petunias get leggy, producing blossoms at the tips of long, leafless stems. The trailing types will spread 2 to 3 feet. Avoid wetting the foliage and flowers when watering to help prevent disease. Trailing varieties spread out and act as a ground cover, filling in a large space with just a few plants. These petunias differ from other varieties because they reach five to seven inches tall, but they spread out almost three feet wide! Submitted by kathy on January 9, 2019 - 1:21pm. ‘Heavenly Lavender’ is an early, compact, double, deep lavender blue with 3-inch blooms on 12-to 14-inch plants. Cutting-propagated trailers. The tubular flowers are favoured by some Lepidoptera species, including the Hummingbird hawk moth. Good luck, happy gardening! Timber Garden Edging [Ideas, Tips and Pictures], How To Remove A Tree From Your Yard? They are compact and bloom until frost. Groundcover or "spreading" petunias are only about six inches tall, but spread so rapidly that they cover a huge area over one growing season, provided they're watered and fertilized frequently. Wave petunias need to be planted in the ground in a large area, such as a garden. When this happens, you should clean any tool which has come in contact with an infected plant to stop from spreading the virus. Look for plants that are short and compact, not leggy and not yet blooming and they’ll settle in faster. Petunias are popular window box plants, which suggest shallow roots, so think of that: 6 to 8 inches of depth should be plenty; you might even get away with 5 inches depth. The plants may look raggedy at first but they’ll rebound with more color and blooms. Any advice please. A weekly, deep watering is sufficientexcept for spreading and container-grown petunias, which may require daily watering. Height can vary from 6 inches to 18 inches. See how to plant and take care of your petunias to keep them blooming. Try looking up the uses for Baking Soda from sprays to fertilizing plants. In most regions, watering the plant just once in a week is more than enough. Pinch and remove any deadheads or wilted blooms still remaining on the plant. Wave petunias are a specific type of flower that is fast-growing and can fill in large garden areas due to its ‘spreading’ ability. The trailing types will spread 2 to 3 feet. I tried flower sprays but does not help. These are similar tol organic methods, Submitted by Judy Reavis on June 9, 2019 - 2:04pm. I HAVE "INSPECTED" THEM AND CAN,T FIND ANY EVIDENCE OF A CRITTER. We want to use planter boxes of petunias at my son's wedding in May. The container width is your choice. Submitted by John on August 7, 2018 - 8:33am. I have two hanging baskets of burgundy starry night petunias- they are (were) gorgeous. Planting Petunias In Containers And Hanging Baskets. Too many ideas to mention; here are a few: •  https://www.almanac.com/best-flowers-window-boxes (it’s containers by another name), • https://www.almanac.com/content/container-gardening-flowers, • dated but timeless: https://www.almanac.com/march-jam-packed-new-plants-and-ideas, • https://www.almanac.com/seven-savvy-ways-get-most-out-container-gardens, • https://www.almanac.com/not-your-grandmas-coleus, Submitted by Wendy on June 28, 2020 - 5:51am, I have grown my petunias from seed and may I say this is a first time for me. Apply an all-purpose fertilizer sparingly once a week to the soil using a 10-10-10 solution consisting of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. ‘Fantasy’ forms neat, compact’Fantasy Pink Morn’, a milliflora type petunia. [5 Crucial Things to Consider], Geranium Hanging Baskets (Care Guide, PICTURES and more). A thorough watering once a week should be sufficient (unless there are prolonged periods of drought in your area). Best wishes! Thanks, Submitted by The Editors on June 10, 2019 - 4:37pm. Spreading or Trailing Petunias: These are low-growing but spread as much as 3 to 4 feet. Wave petunias are a specific type of flower that is fast-growing and can fill in large garden areas due to its ‘spreading’ ability. Submitted by John Solem on June 21, 2018 - 8:15am. The water table underground has raised up and is pushing the ant population upwards to the surface. A Grandiflora petunia flower with white picotee edge. We planted them in hanging baskets, as bedding focus plants and in large containers and they just spread like crazy. I had 2 beautiful hanging baskets which I have deadheaded everyday. Wave petunia plants are so versatile they can accent almost any part of your landscaping design. The flowers come in many colors and patters, and bloom from spring until frost! The thing is that at almost the same time it got really hot and rained a lot, I had not realized that the drain plug had not been pulled so the boxes had a lot of water for a few days (my husband had also taken over the watering at that time too :-/ ). Submitted by Kathy Horn on June 19, 2019 - 1:36pm. They have strong stems that can withstand wind and heavy rain better than grandiflora petunias. Not sure what zone you are in, but in zone 4 there has been massive amounts of rain, also flooding in some areas. If you have any suggestions, I would be very grateful! Is it shallow root or deep root, Submitted by The Editors on October 10, 2018 - 4:11pm. Cut back leggy plant stems back to 3- to 4-inch stubs with some foliage. Plants remain about 6 inches tall and spread more than 5 feet across, making them a good choice for hanging baskets or patio pots. When should I start the seeds "inside" to insure we have full flowered beautiful boxes of petunias? It may also make it susceptible to disease. Now. How should I go about planting petunias in midsummer? Submitted by Beth Green on June 5, 2019 - 4:55pm, I love petunias but after a while they get some kind of a bug that develops into a worm that eats the plant. My new home this year in 9a. They do well in contained areas such as window boxes or hanging baskets and do not require a large space in which to grow or spread. Water the soil just enough so that it is damp, not wet. Petunias need full sun or they will become spindly. MY GERBER DAISIES HAVE HOLES IN THERE LEAVES FROM AN INSECT OF SOME KIND. To hasten things, put the sprouts under a fluorescent light for 12 hours per day to mimic spring conditions. A single plant can extend up to six feet high with a spread of three feet or more! I've just moved from 6b planting zone to 9a. 15 Low-Growing Border Plants You Should Consider. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. They form a beautiful, colorful groundcover because the flowers form along the entire length of each stem. Submitted by The Editors on June 22, 2018 - 3:57pm. Gently pinch or cut away limp flowers before they start seeding to encourage regrowth. Check around for evidence of ants and treat accordingly. Submitted by The Editors on November 24, 2020 - 1:41pm. "Purple Wave" produces pinkish-purple flowers on plants that grow to just 4 inches. Garden petunias like a balanced fertilizer such as 8-… If they do, I may keep them, otherwise, any ideas on another full sun flower that doesn't have the pest problem? If you are going to grow from seeds, start them indoors about 10 weeks before you want to set them outside. Insect Drain. 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