(In progress) Plains coreopsis

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As this is my first time growing the plains coreopsis, what more from seeds, I’m rather intrigued by the various stages the plant goes through, whether it’s in its changing leaf shape, or anything else.

With a passing glance, I thought that the plants I’d grown from seeds were simply just growing larger (and hopefully, healthier). But when I took the pot in to put some soil over the surface (they’re currently grown on pure compost), I saw that some of the leaves had different shapes than the rest. To be sure, it is currently a small ratio. But still, it’s quite intriguing.

Some of the leaves are starting to take on the shape and design unique to that of the plains coreopsis. It’s quite cute, I think, looking a little bit like cosmos leaves, or perhaps like dill.

I should probably be dividing the plants into at least one other pot this week, since roots have already started growing out from the drainage holes beneath the pots

I’m looking forward very much to growing this plant to its flowering stage.

Nice thick plantlets forming and growing

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(In progress) St. John’s Wort, Plains coreopsis

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I finally got down to sowing the seeds of two plants which I’ve wanted to grow for some time: the St. John’s Wort, and plains coreopsis.

Both plants’ seeds sprout rather readily and easily. However, the St. John’s Wort seems to grow much more slowly, even though both seeds were sown at the same time.

I hope that I’m able to grow both to flowering stages. It’d be awesome to see the flowers cheering up my garden, be able to use the St. John’s Wort flowers for my drinks, and to have the satisfaction of knowing I’m able to grow both plants well.

St. John's Wort seedlings

St. John's Wort seedlings

Plains coreopsis seedlings

Plains coreopsis seedlings

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