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#20 – Cool Flowers Troubleshooting – Direct Seeding in Very Early Spring

by | Jan 19, 2023

Planning on planting cool flowers in very early spring, including some that typically prefer to be direct-seeded? Wondering if sowing directly outdoors at that time of year is the best option? Today, Lisa and Layne discuss very early spring planting of cool-season hardy annuals that prefer to be sown directly outdoors in the garden. They cover the challenges of direct seeding during this time frame and propose three potential workarounds for you to consider. Listen to the podcast and learn some options in very early spring for dealing with cool flowers that prefer to be sown directly outdoors!

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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!