Input on seeds

msmashy(NJ/6)January 27, 2012

I am in zone 6 (7a on the new map) and I have the following seeds. I want to sow some this weekend. Would love to get some input on any that I should hold off on for now.

Lobelia

Gomphrena

Alternanthera

Cathedral bells

Basil

Helichrysum

Pepperbox breadseed poppy

Lavender

Heuchera

Echinacea

Thanks!

Michelle

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bakemom_gw(z6 Central Ohio)

watch the basil. it's not happy if it's germinated and temp dips below 40. otherwise....go for it.

    Bookmark   January 27, 2012 at 9:32PM
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docmom_gw Zone 5 MI(5)

I'd even hold on the basil until spring. It won't sprout until temps are pretty warm, and then it won't grow quickly until temp stay warm. The rest I'd go for now.

Martha

    Bookmark   January 28, 2012 at 9:30AM
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SusanC(9b/10a Sunset 17)

I would wait on the Alternanthera until spring also. It is from the tropics and very tender.

    Bookmark   January 28, 2012 at 10:35AM
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PVick

I've had gomphrena seeds rot when planted too early, so I'd suggest waiting on those too - maybe sow in early-mid March.

PV

    Bookmark   January 29, 2012 at 2:45PM
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ladyrose65

I second the motion on the Alternanthera's. They like it hot.

    Bookmark   January 29, 2012 at 5:10PM
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