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I have planted a zinnia, strawberry, basil, and marigold plant…?

Question by I wasn’t asleep! I was drunk: I have planted a zinnia, strawberry, basil, and marigold plant…?
on april 25th. But only the marigold and zinnia have started to grow. The basil and strawberry have not started to sprout yet. Did I do something wrong, or do they just take longer. They are in small pots and I have then outside.
I live in San Diego, Ca

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Answer by copperqueen
Basil is a Mediterranean plant so it will be to cold to plant outside in this country at the moment it will grow happily and much better on a window sill you can then put outside when it warms up a little at the end of May don’ cast a clout till May is out as the old saying goes it might seem nice and warm in the day but night time temps could still drop below freezing the strawberries I would have thought to be ok if plants but seeds need a little warmth

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5 Responses to “I have planted a zinnia, strawberry, basil, and marigold plant…?”

  1. B Anne on April 13th, 2011 10:32 am

    Just give them some more time. Basil grows slowly at first and would like warmer weather. How small are the pots? They all might like larger pots before too long if you are talking 4inch pots or something like that. They all would like full sun too.

  2. IngridO on April 13th, 2011 10:34 am

    not unusual

  3. daylily on April 13th, 2011 11:18 am

    You didn’t say where you are, but basil likes a warm soil to germinate. Yours may still be too cool, and it’s only been a week. Keep it warm and moist and give it some more time. Protect them all from a late frost, if you get one.

    I’m confused by the strawberry. Did you plant seeds? Strawberries are propagated by runners, and sold as new plants. If you bought a plant, it should be showing signs of new growth by now. They’re a perennial, and cool weather doesn’t bother them. If you planted seeds (Where did you even find them?), you may be disappointed.

  4. Damian on April 13th, 2011 12:05 pm

    You could put the basil on a windowsill but the strawberry is better planted outside.The strawberry likes warm weather.

  5. greengardengirl on April 13th, 2011 12:08 pm

    It is you soil temps,you may have to reseed ,depending on you zone.effective germination temp for basil is 70 farenheit consistent,strawberries are 80 farenheit consistent,with plastic for moisture retention.

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