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Want Great Spring Flowers? Start Now!

by | Jan 4, 2013

I often write about all the hardy annuals we plant in fall to winter over for the earliest and easiest gorgeous blooms of the year. Think Snapdragons, Sweet Peas, Sweet William, Feverfews, Bells of Ireland, Dill and I could go on and on. Well if you missed planting in fall or want to plant more now is the time to get busy.

We only plant transplants in very, very early spring (no seeds straight in the garden this time), so starting indoors to have great transplants to plant out 6-8 weeks before your last frost date is the aim. Our last frost date in southeastern Virginia is April 15, so I like to plant March 1, give or take depending on weather.

Planting in fall and very early spring allows these hardy annuals to become well established before the heat, bugs, drought and humidity start. I will say here, those planted in fall will be more robust and carefree than these late comers, but they will still do well so go for it!

I just got a big ol box of seeds for us to start here on the farm in the next 3 weeks using the soil blocking method. I am going to put the necessary links below for you to find everything you need and more details.

Don’t even begin to think Zinnias and tomatoes yet— start the season with hardy annuals now!

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