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HOW TO GROW RUDBECKIA BLACK EYED SUSAN FROM SEED / SOWING / SEED SAVING // A BEAUTIFUL NEST

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welcome back beautiful nesters I hope

you all are blessed in doing well today

I'm going to show you my process of

sowing the black-eyed Susan or the

Rebecca from seed I absolutely love this

flower it is a beautiful flower to add

to your garden it brings in beneficial

insects it is actually a medicinal plant

as well it is an excellent at flower and

it is stunning in a cottage garden so

let's go ahead and get into it and with

sorna seed so here I have a saved seed

head from one of my black-eyed Susan so

that black completely try and you can

definitely purchase these seeds and they

look like this they're really tiny black

seeds

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and what you want to do if you're sewing

them directly outside or in the

container you can just scratch up the

soil just work the soil up there's the

black-eyed Susan needs

Sun to germinate so it needs light to

germinate and you can germinate these

inside by a windowsill but I'm gonna

work up the surface of the soil and just

cast them just broadcast them in the

area where I want them to grow if you

want a multiple mass of them then you

make sure that you would broadcast them

in the general area and keep them more

closer together they will grow to about

2 to 3 feet tall some grow a little

smaller shorter to the ground about 1 to

2 feet depending on the type of like I

Susan you have and this particular one

that I have though will get that large

it's about 3 feet tall so once you've

broadcast your seeds where you would

like them to grow you would just take

them and press them into the soil you

can do that with your glove with your

hands with your foot you can just step

on them you just want to make sure that

they make contact with the soil and then

you're gonna water them in we've had a

lot of rain in the past couple of days

so it won't be any need for me to water

these in the soil is already really damp

I'm gonna show you now they look like

once they germinate so I have started

some seeds inside and I just germinated

these right in front of my windowsill I

have a container that I put holes in the

bottom of and I have a nice seat

starting mix for my soil medium and I

just broadcasted the seeds across the

soil and I watered them in and I set

them in front of the window with a lid

on top and they germinated in about two

days I'm going to go ahead and prick

these out once they get their true

leaves and I'm gonna transplant them

where I would want them to go you know a

couple of weeks they'll grow a bit

taller and a little bit stronger and

then they get their secondary leaves

they have more of a fuzzy type of stem

and fuzzy leaves alright so this is what

the seedling looks like after a few

weeks about four or five weeks into its

growth

and then maybe a month or so it'll just

start taking off once it starts to warm

up there a Rebecca really really loves

the Sun so it takes off this plant grows

best in Sun but you know it can take

part shade it just may not do as well

for you but it will bloom in the summer

all the way to the frost hits it so I

really really love it if it starts

looking kind of raggedy you can always

just cut it down a little bit and it

will continue to grow for you I really

love when I start seeing the butts of

the black-eyed Susan up here oh my gosh

it's such a beautiful thing to see it

and then when the buds start opening it

is a bright in sunny addition to your

garden

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last season I had a little group of

black-eyed Susans where I had a face

'edit flower in the garden and it was

the strangest thing

it looks so crazy I just freaked out

when I saw it because I thought it was

just so fascinating so this is what the

face II ate it bloom looks like it

actually doesn't affect any of the other

flowers it only affects just that one

flower so if that happens to you and you

see it it won't just spread through your

garden or all of your blooms will be

affected in this way it just so happens

every now and then

all right so now on to saving seed what

happens planning your garden there will

be no need to purchase any more seeds

because you can definitely save the

seeds yourself or let it self seed in

your garden so here I have some seed

heads and I'm going to harvest and these

will I'm going to spread these around in

my garden what I like about the

black-eyed Susan is that it will bloom

the first year so when you plant this

you will see a bloom the first season so

I just cut the seed heads off and I put

them in a brown paper sack and I

continue to let them dry off but they

drive I could teach and let them dry out

but they have dried out quite a bit

already in the Sun

alright guys so here we are here looking

at this particular one right here so

this is your seed head okay and then I'm

gonna follow that stem all the way down

to a joint there but it doesn't have any

other branches coming off of it so it's

just a single stem and I'm going to come

down and at an angle so the stem can

receive more water I'm going to cut it

at an angle there okay and let's do

another one maybe I can get a little

closer I'm putting a little paper sack

because the seeds will just start

falling out

so here's one this one's a dry head

looks like the Seas have started to fall

out or it looks like the Birdseye

getting it so follow it now so it comes

to another joint there cut it

and we have it and I would just prune

back this entire bed and it's going to

there'll be new growth coming from this

plant so I'm not worried about it I'm

not worried about it at all it's had one

the first flush was absolutely stunning

I showed it to you guys and I'll show it

to you again so you can take a look at

it the black-eyed Susan is a biannual or

a short-lived perennial so you will get

a long life out of the black-eyed Susan

and it will sell seed itself around your

garden and if you find that you know it

becomes a nuisance that you don't want

it somewhere you can just pull it out

and just move it to where you want it to

be it's really easy and then I'll

periodically water them as needed

they're not fussy plants they don't need

a lot of water so that's what I really

love about them they can grow almost

anywhere in poor soil and rich soil on

side banks and metals and fields they

grow anywhere there are really fuss free

plant

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and that is it that is how I sew and

grow they black out season for fee

Rebecca from seed I had this beautiful

flower to your garden and you will not

regret it

enjoy your garden happy gardening

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