The Q&A Archives: Forgotten Perennial Seeds!

Question: I have several packets of perennial seeds that I failed to get into the ground early this year. Does it make sense to plant them now, either outdoors or inside in peat pots, or should I just save them for next year? I also have a couple of dry root rasberry plants and several strawberry starts, that I forgot as well. What should I do?
Thank you!
Foothills/High Plains of Colorado

Answer: I'd plant them all now. The raspberry and strawberry plants won't live another season out of the ground and the perennial seeds will still have an opportunity to grow and develop a good root system prior to winter setting in. Plant them outdoors in a prepared bed and they'll be fine.

Best wishes with your garden!

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