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Rachel's Journal

Rachel's Journal

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A Bit Peeky?

30 March 2011 23:57:49
Mirabilis jalapa 'Variegata' (Terra Nova Strain)

Mirabilis jalapa 'Variegata' (Terra Nova Strain)

What do you think?

Is this Marvel of Peru seedling looking a bit undernourished or what?

Are they supposed to get extra minerals at potting on or what?

Besides being a pale colour, my seven seedlings seem healthy enough.

I've looked at various propagation instructions and there is no mention of adding potash or anything.

Who has grown these before?

 


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J.D. J.D. 31 March 2011 06:15:52

Wow, what a monster! I don't think you should feed it just yet though. It doesn't look very yellow to me, I think it's just a paler shade of green than normal seedlings. :) Well done, you.


Lìga Lìga 31 March 2011 07:41:31

Nice healty looking plant,i think because it is variegata,it is not dark green but like you have.


fran m fran m 31 March 2011 08:09:53

Looks good to me, but can't help.


Deborah Deborah 31 March 2011 08:39:56

Rachel, why do you think it is called Terra Nova strain? Because it is different from the norm of course! Your Mirabilis looks exactly as it should. As it matures the leaves become a lovely glowing gold with a green centre to them. This looks really good when the pink flowers arrive. So keep on doing exactly as you are doing now, all is well :)


Noelfitz Noelfitz 31 March 2011 08:43:52

I wish my best plants looked as well as your peeky one.


Keego Keego 31 March 2011 15:33:27

Don't know anything about it but it looks super keep going with it and we will all look forward to seeing the results later in the year


Rachel Rachel 31 March 2011 20:14:55

Thanks for all the comments and advice people. I am really looking forward to seeing how these plants turn out.


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