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#49 – Cool Flowers Fall Planting Checklist

by | Aug 10, 2023

Did you know that fall is the perfect time to plant cool-season hardy annuals for a bountiful, flower-filled garden next spring? Wondering what to plant when, and how to adjust your grow room to provide the optimal environment for cool flower seeds and seedlings? Today, Lisa and Layne discuss their checklist of key items to keep in mind when planning your fall plantings and sowing cool flower seeds. They cover what to plant in the fall and when, how many seeds to sow relative to the number of plants you hope to end up with, why popping your seeds in the freezer may help to improve germination, the ideal grow room temperature and heat mat setup for cool flower seeds and seedlings, and more. Listen to the podcast and get ready to sow the seeds of next year’s blooms!

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References: USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map
Old Farmer’s Almanac First & Last Frost Dates by Zip Code
Dave’s Garden Freeze & Frost Dates by Zip Code

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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!