Even though I use mostly perennials in my yard/gardens, it seems every year I still end up spending a couple hundred bucks on annuals, just for large pots, hanging baskets, and to fill in the odd place. So this year I have decided to try and change that and instead ordered a bunch of seeds to start inside and move out when the weather permits. I have coming:
Blue Fescue Grass
I didn't go out on a limb and try anything to odd, but if it works out this year I will be doing a lot more experimenting in the future. I am hoping I can get off my lazy butt in the fall and gather seeds from all of the above, as well as what I have already, and start trading for some odd things with people.
Now I just have to get my pond plant order in! hahaha :D :rolleyes:
I used to start a lot or plants from seed including sunflowers and tomatoes. I had a
two tier plant starting stand with heat mats and all the paraphenalia. My first cat Chips
liked to nap on top of the flourescent light holder. When I got Bryn he was such a klutz that I stopped starting seeds because I knew in the morning I'd find peat pots and dirt and seedlings all over the place. Eventually I sold all the stuff at a yard sale. Bryn hasn't improved all that much. A couple of weeks ago he broke a large pitcher while jumping up to the second shelf of corner cupboard. He'd never tried to jump up there before. Hopefully, he won't try again.
I did save some seeds from last year, since my best sunflower was a volunteer. When the ground dries out I'm going to plant them and see what happens.
I was into a store today and purchased another bunch...I will never have the space to plant them all!!! hahaha...oh well, there are worse things to spend a few bucks on!
...and my water garden catalog came today!! Woot!!.....I always seem to need "just a few more things"... :P
If your going to collect seeds in the fall, many seeds, (especially perennials ) require a period of cold to break dormancy. You can pack the seeds in a container filled with potting soil and store in the refrigerator for several weeks that usually does the trick.
would a cool, dark and dry spot in an unfinished basement work? I can't see why not?