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#4: Cool Flowers Direct Seeding FAQs, Part 1

by | Sep 8, 2022

Interested in growing larkspur, bachelor buttons, or bells of Ireland? Did you know that some of spring’s most coveted flowers – including these beauties – actually prefer to be sown directly outdoors rather than started indoors as transplants? Join Lisa and Layne as they cover some of the most frequently asked questions about sowing seeds directly in the garden. They discuss some of the advantages and challenges when direct seeding, tips and tricks for sowing this group of plants in fall and very early spring, succession-planting bupleurum, and more. Listen to the podcast and prepare to sow some of your Cool Flower seeds directly into the garden!

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The “Seed Talk with Lisa & Layne” podcast is produced by The Gardener’s Workshop and co-hosted by Lisa Mason Ziegler and Layne Angelo. Lisa is the founder and owner of The Gardener’s Workshop, where Layne works as Seed Manager. Lisa is the award-winning author of Vegetables Love Flowers and Cool Flowers and the publisher of Flower Farming School Online, Farmer-Florist School Online, and Florist School Online. Watch Lisa’s Story and connect with her on social media. Layne is an avid gardener, seed starter, and engineer who loves learning and applying her technical knowledge to all areas of life, including gardening and growing flowers. Thanks for joining us!