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Post Posted: Oct 18, 2018 10:22 am 
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Has anyone grown pansies indoors? I brought some in last weekend and they don't seem to be doing very well. Maybe it's too warm inside.


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I had wonderful blooms with seed-started Morning Glories placed at the base of a large inside tree. Large blue type worked the best. The only other outside plants doing ok are sedums.
Had no luck with Pansies.


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My llama will be right over, he Love's pansies


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LLAMALAD wrote:
My llama will be right over, he Love's pansies

Would he trim the grass? :multi:


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I brought some inside before the big temperature drop and so far so good

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I have hardy boys and they bloom right thru the snow, they came every year, only if llama did get there first


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You can grow Pansies indoors, but its a tricky endeavor. I've tried with mixed success. The success was in the spring and summer. Winter was less than lackluster.

From my experience they need lots of sunlight, so a bright window is a must. They also need moist soil. This is the hardest part. You need to check the soil moisture often. Then there's the dreaded overwatering! There's a balance in there somewhere. Well drained, rich soil is a must. I've even fertilized on occasion. Using established plants was pretty easy (I've never grown from seed), but keeping them alive into the next season was the challenge. And getting flowers again? A complete failure unless I put them outside and, even then, it was a mixed bag.

In conclusion, if you want Pansies indoors purchase plants in the spring and do as I said. Toss them after the season and start over each year. Its just not worth the effort. Of course, you might find the perfect microclimate and have more success. Good luck!


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