How to Take Care of Daisies

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Taking care of daisies involves saving the seeds from one year to plant for the following season, and the seeds can easily be started in small seed trays until they sprout. Keep daisies growing in the garden each season with helpful tips from a... View Video Transcript

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Yolanda Vanveen

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Hi, this is Yolanda Vanveen, and in this segment we're going to talk about how to take care of daises. Now there's so many different types of plants that are called daises. Now, the traditional English daisy is just a very small plant that usually looks good mixed in with your lawn, or on the beds of a border, and they have this little white daisy flowers all over them. They can be started by root, or you can start them by seed, and we'll show you how to do both here. Now, there's different types of Black-eyed Susans, and echinaceas and all different types of daisy's, and Shasta daisy's that grow very similar, but they're taller. And so, they're just a root as well, so you can start them by root, or by seed, either way. So, now when starting your English daisy's by seeds, you can just save the seeds from when one year to the next, or as soon as they're done blooming, and they make the little seed pods, you have lots of little seeds. Now, you can break those up, and you can turn around and plant those right in the soil, or you can plant them right in to the seed tray, you just kind of break them up, just breaking the seeds up. This is what they do naturally in your yard. And then you just cover those up, barely, maybe a half and inch, or so, and then water it in really well using a mister, you don't want to use a lot of pressure because the dirt's just going to come right out. Or you can put material on top, either way, it'll do really well. Or, you can start them by root. An easy way to start them by root is just to break all the roots, going to break all the dirt off, you don't want to break the roots apart from the stems, but you want to break it apart. And then where ever there's two plants or three plants, you can actually kind of work it apart. And just be careful not to break the stems from the roots, and if you work carefully enough, you can actually take a start right off of it, and you have a root, and you can turn around and divide your daisies back out. Put them in pots, or right in the ground, they're very hardy, even in cold climates. OK, now daisy's grow all over the world, there's different varieties in almost every continent, but what they have in common is that they grow wild in fields, so they like really hot conditions, grassy planes. So they like good drainage, and they don't want to sit right in clay, they want good, organic, but they sandy, they don't want to be just in mulch itself, it has to be aged, it has to be broken down, something that's really good drainage, sandy conditions. Daisy's are wild flowers, and they will grow really well in almost any condition, as long as they have sun, moisture, and good drainage, you will have them in your yard for many years.