How to Grow Gerbera Daisies

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Growing gerbera daisies is easiest if they are started with the seed in a pot indoors and then transplanted outside once the temperature is at least 70 degrees everyday. Cut gerbera daisies down once they have bloomed with advice from a sustainable gardener in this free video on gardening.

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Hi. This is Yolanda Vanveen. And in this segment, I'm going to talk about how to grow gerbera daisies. Now, gerbera daisies are one of my most popular and favorite plants in the world. And they're beautiful. They're from South Africa. And they come in all types of shapes and sizes, and they're just so gorgeous in the garden. And they're easy to grow. And the easiest way to grow them is by seed. So you just start the seeds. If you live in a cold climate, start them indoors, right after the last frost. And then put them outside as soon as it's 70 and above every day. Or if you live in a warmer climate, you can start them earlier in the season. Or you can just start them later in the season, right into the ground, whenever it's 70 and above, because I've found that they won't do much until it's warm outside. And that means 70 and above every day for a week, and they will strive and they'll do great, and they'll bloom all summer long. And the great part about gerbera daisies, too, once you get them going and the blooms are spent, you can cut them out. And a lot of times, they'll shoot up more blooms. So gerbera daisies, as long as they have full hot sun, good organic composted material or potting soil, and a place to grow, they will thrive. And they're very easy to grow. You can collect the seeds in the Fall and turn around and plant them in the Spring again. And you can have them for many years that way.

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