Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Help! Onion Maggots!
by Sunsanvil Today at 5:53 pm

» Just starting
by AntB Today at 5:35 pm

» On the Road
by jimmy cee Today at 5:33 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals Today at 4:32 pm

» Powdery Mildew already striking
by CapeCoddess Today at 4:32 pm

» Situation in Hawaii
by CapeCoddess Today at 4:29 pm

» New England May 2018
by CapeCoddess Today at 3:43 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by CapeCoddess Today at 3:05 pm

» Greenbeards Grove 2018
by countrynaturals Today at 1:12 pm

» Just Completed my Garden.....What Should I Plant NOW!
by ispinwool Today at 11:09 am

» Fourth Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 5:41 pm

» Hi from Buffalo
by ispinwool Yesterday at 2:20 pm

» Hi from Burrrrlington Vermont!
by ispinwool Yesterday at 2:07 pm

» Lurking newby
by Windsor.Parker Yesterday at 12:27 pm

» Any tips growing with Jiffy Pots
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 11:11 am

» Volunteer Mushroom
by Windsor.Parker Yesterday at 9:16 am

» Compost pile in Schwenksville PA.
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 6:57 am

» N&C Midwest - MAY! Spring has sprung!
by DorothyG Yesterday at 12:01 am

» 2018 SFG in Brooks, GA
by yolos 5/20/2018, 10:16 pm

» Tomato Tuesday 2018
by hammock gal 5/20/2018, 10:51 am

» Potato growing
by Scorpio Rising 5/20/2018, 9:49 am

» Pests...How to keep at bay
by jimmy cee 5/19/2018, 10:41 pm

» Mr. Booker's Garden -2018
by sanderson 5/18/2018, 12:17 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in MaY 2018
by Kelejan 5/17/2018, 10:30 pm

» Aero Garden for starting seeds?
by Windsor.Parker 5/17/2018, 3:44 pm

» Potatoes: Yes or No?
by jimmy cee 5/16/2018, 11:38 pm

» Interplanting Beans/Cucumbers to repel beetles
by Roseinarosecity 5/16/2018, 1:51 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by sanderson 5/16/2018, 9:55 am

» Sanderson's Urban SFG in Fresno, California
by sanderson 5/15/2018, 2:56 pm

» Texas Dream garden 2017
by has55 5/15/2018, 12:14 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Wildflower blends -- fall planting?

Go down

Wildflower blends -- fall planting?

Post  Marc Iverson on 11/25/2014, 7:40 pm

How do you plant your packets of mixed wildflower seeds?

I got various packets of mixed wildflower seeds from Territorial Seeds. The instructions are cryptic; they say that some wildflower mixes should be planted this or that way, but not whether THESE specific packets should be. Talk about hedging your bets!

I've seen some folks say to wait until spring and some say plant them in fall so they can get established before winter, and others say wait until the first snow so you can be confident the seeds won't sprout prematurely and then get killed off by the winter.

What do you folks think, and who's had success/failure doing what?
avatar
Marc Iverson

Male Posts : 3638
Join date : 2013-07-05
Age : 56
Location : SW Oregon

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Wildflower blends -- fall planting?

Post  Nonna.PapaVino on 11/25/2014, 9:39 pm

Here at edge of Saint Helens, OR, I've had great success in planting poppy seeds in the fall.  Also note that self-seeded sweet peas did well, though weren't as showy as their parents.  Nonna

Nonna.PapaVino

Female Posts : 1437
Join date : 2011-02-07
Location : In hills west of St. Helens, OR

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Wildflower blends -- fall planting?

Post  Kelejan on 11/26/2014, 12:38 am

Marc, hedge your bets. Plant half now and half in the spring.





Why is my yping looking like it is? It is oly on this bx that itgoes all funny. ont

Inttpretation:er

Why is my typing looking like this? It is only on this box that it goes all funny.
avatar
Kelejan

Female Posts : 5156
Join date : 2011-04-24
Age : 83
Location : Castlegar, British Columbia

View user profile http://www.castlegarinkspot.ca

Back to top Go down

Re: Wildflower blends -- fall planting?

Post  CapeCoddess on 11/27/2014, 8:59 am

I plant mine in the spring because, besides perennial seeds, there are also annual seeds mixed in. They won't over winter.
avatar
CapeCoddess

Posts : 6618
Join date : 2012-05-20
Age : 62
Location : elbow of the Cape, MA, Zone 6b/7a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Wildflower blends -- fall planting?

Post  Marc Iverson on 11/28/2014, 1:11 am

Thanks, folks. I think I'll experiment and sow some before first frost, some after, and save another packet for the spring.
avatar
Marc Iverson

Male Posts : 3638
Join date : 2013-07-05
Age : 56
Location : SW Oregon

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Wildflower blends -- fall planting?

Post  sanderson on 11/28/2014, 2:58 pm

CC, post dinner shoes? Very Happy
avatar
sanderson

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 15981
Join date : 2013-04-21
Age : 69
Location : Fresno CA Zone 8-9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Wildflower blends -- fall planting?

Post  CapeCoddess on 11/28/2014, 3:47 pm

Ayuh.  Actually I wanted to post a photo of my garden hose, but I was too lazy to get out of my recliner and get them. So cozy socks and slippers are all you get. Wink...for now.
avatar
CapeCoddess

Posts : 6618
Join date : 2012-05-20
Age : 62
Location : elbow of the Cape, MA, Zone 6b/7a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Wildflower blends -- fall planting?

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum