Losing my virginity

jitsmith(5)April 18, 2014

I found this WS forum/FAQ/Site late for this year - didn't have enough time to collect stuff to plant into. Did round up some jugs and Spring sowed (3/26) some annuals I plan to use for color in my new perennial beds this year, mostly to see if it actually worked (dyed in the wool skeptic here) and to cover me if the direct sowing I've planned doesn't come off.

Add one more WS convert.

Here's my list:
Alyssum Tiny Tim
Alyssum Mountain of Gold (annual)
blue woodruff
Shirley Poppies
Impatiens balsamina
california poppies
chinese forget me nots

All seeds from Diane's Seeds in Ogden, Ut except Four O'Clocks fm Valley in Boulder and Tiny Tim from Botanical Interest in Broomfield.

My Four O'Clocks haven't sprouted yet but they're supposed to be slow germinators. The Impatiens balsamina just started showing and the larkspur are barely poking above ground; the Sweet Alyssum "Tiny Tim" showed in 5 days. Everything else is showing first set, no true leaves yet.

I'm thrilled. No huge gardens to work with, but not a very large budget either.

Now the addiction sets in?

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You should do well: Just watch for these: You will have to cover them or bring them inside.
Impatiens balsamina

    Bookmark   April 18, 2014 at 6:37PM
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terrene(5b MA)

Congrats on your sprouts! I can remember my first year wsing in 07-08. It was exciting to see the first sprouts, and even after 7 years it's still exciting. I remember being a bit skeptical the first year, wondering if it would work, but the wsing method works great. It's a very economical way to grow lots of plants and yes it can be addicting!

I'm getting ready to sow the heat-lovers this weekend - tropical annuals, herbs, tomatoes, morning glories, etc.

    Bookmark   April 18, 2014 at 8:50PM
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caryltoo Z7/SE PA

Congrats, and yes the addiction now sets in.

I do wish everyone would stop fussing about the marigolds. They are pretty hardy. You can sow them in Feb.(which I have done) and not worry about them, they'll do just fine. They were the very first thing I ever wintersowed (about 7 years ago). I never watered or covered or anything and they thrived.


    Bookmark   April 19, 2014 at 7:16AM
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ellenr22 - NJ - Zone 6b/7a

haha, another skeptic hits the ground. :)

(I was also a skeptic)

    Bookmark   April 19, 2014 at 7:21AM
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northerner_on(Z5A ONCanada)

Glad to know you're growing up...welcome!!!

    Bookmark   April 20, 2014 at 4:46AM
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.....small gardens? Hmmmm not for long LOL!
Congrats and welcome to your new addiction :)


    Bookmark   April 21, 2014 at 6:59PM
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