Seeds that can be started in spring/summer?

tanyuu((5/6 - South IN))May 11, 2012

It's now May, and I'm afraid my addiction to growing seeds (especially now that I've found methods that work and I don't have seedlings dying everywhere) has not slowed, I'm wondering if there's seeds to try out that can be started now. I'd probably grow them in my small greenhouse or under lights instead of directly planting; my family's doing a lot of landscaping and catching up on weeding (now that I'm back from college that's been one of my duties) so we wouldn't know where to plant until later.

I was pondering annuals like Zinnias, but I'm afraid to start them only to have them start flowering when it's too late to really appreciate them. I have too many vines planted, so that's out as well. Maybe a perennial? I'm still learning about all this, but it's been a fun process.

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There's a lot of annuals (like zinnia, cosmos, etc) that say on the seed packet "Can be started indoors x weeks before last frost date OR outside after danger of frost". I am in zone 6/7 and have put zinnias in direct seed in mid summer and gotten a fine show before frost. I f you want a longer show I wouldn't wait that long though! I have been starting many perennials because my seed is getting old. I'll just have to grow a bunch for foliage this year (haha) and get my flowers next in most cases... Your mileage may vary as far as seasonal issues like earlier frosts in Indiana.

    Bookmark   May 11, 2012 at 4:53PM
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tanyuu((5/6 - South IN))

Haha, that may be my only choice, it seems. I'm inbetween zones and frost is fickle here.

    Bookmark   May 11, 2012 at 8:12PM
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