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Seeds, Seeds, Seeds

April 6th, 2016

This past weekend I started loads more seeds, I think the total number of soil blocks I made and seeded was 420. Amazingly, I still didn’t get all the ones seeded I wanted to. Once the weather warms up and I get my onions planted outside, I’ll have room under the grow lights for the rest.
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Typically, I don’t start quite the many, but then I don’t usually grow a ton of flowers from seed. This year I have almost just as many flowers as I do vegetable. Now that I have space for them in the garden, I’m happy to have a few flowers to cut for bouquets. I especially love to have flowers to take when I’m invited to dinner.

Are you adding anything interesting to your garden this year?

4 Comments to “Seeds, Seeds, Seeds”
  1. Nebraska Dave on April 6, 2016 at 8:51 am

    Susy, I’m trying to incorporation more flowers in the garden beds this year. The tomatoes will have Marigolds planted under the plants. The bed by the entrance to the garden will have Moon Flowers. Hopefully, I can figure out others spots around the garden to plant flowers with the veggies.

    Have a great seed starting day.

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    • Pat in Lincoln on April 7, 2016 at 11:37 pm

      Nasturtiums and alyssum are great veggie garden flowers. You can eat nasturtiums and alyssum is really good for beneficial insects. I plant nasturtiums with the cucumbers or other squash as there’s some sort of companion process there.

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  2. PennyAshevilleNC on April 6, 2016 at 9:00 am

    Yes! I love flower planting ;) Each year my husband picks up zinnias and sunflowers for me- it is his way of giving flowers all season.

    I have hollyhocks this year that I started and after the cold snap this week I hope to put the babies out. They didn’t do well for me in the past- fingers crossed!

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  3. Melissa on April 6, 2016 at 11:18 am

    Try some Scabiosa, they are supposed to be excellent for attracting pollinators to your tomatoes. I’m going to test out the theory this year!!

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