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2015_Day 216: Seeds sprouting

While I didn’t expect to see zinnia seeds sprouting after just 2 1/2 days, I am pleased to see a number of them popping up in my flower beds. I’m giving some credit to the layer of leaves and dried-up flower stems I covered the dirt with after planting. That homemade mulch, along with regular watering and this Texas heat could just be key to a bumper late-summer/early fall flower crop.