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My Small Castor Oil Plant

Person Author: Lajos Szabo Calender September 5, 2012 Posted Tags: , Comment No Comments

This summer was really good for most of the perennial flowers and fruit bushes as they don't need much of  a heat to grow well and they appreciate plenty of water. And most the annuals did well too but not the heat loving Ricinus. I love this plant a lot and most years you can grow them very well here in the UK too although it is a Mediterranean plant. I sow the seeds in late April - May indoors or in late May in unheated greenhouse. The first two years I overwatered the seeds and they started to rot rather than germinate; that is me saving time giving plenty of water at once and I thought I won't have to worry about it for a few days; well I didn't have to worry about them for an other year. So the conclusion is that water regularly, otherwise the seeds will start to rot, especial

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