Annuals forum: autumn annuals

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Name: david sevitt
jerusalem israel
Aug 12, 2015 10:40 PM CST
i am going to sow 5 autumn annuals.....
at the begining of september
are they supposed to go through the winter(one or two days of snow) and die off around february....according to accumulation of and length of day?
is it not a long way from september?
all of this will be done on an old 1.2\1.2 compost heap covered with garden soil in the shade
i was thinking of going wild and just open the packets of seeds and and through the seeds on the ground cover them with a thin layer of soil or just press down .
i feel like the spontaneus lokk of a planter instead of every little seedling in its place with its own private space....
what can happen.there is alot of nutrition underground although the crumped feeling on the they will fight a bit?is this a logical attitude?
Name: Dee Moore
Arroyo Grande, CA (Zone 9a)
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Aug 30, 2015 8:44 PM CST
Sounds like a plan to me.
I will be "tossing" out a number of flower seeds this fall. Papaver somniferum, hollyhocks, clarkia.
I figure if they come up too thick I can always thin them. I had great luck with fall sowing last year, of course most things came up the following spring.
I have found that here in zone 9, they come up when they want to even a full year later. The weather here is moderate and sometimes a bit confusing to annuals.
Are you putting in the tall phlox? I'd like to try that one this year too.
Pic of fall sown Poppies and Lineria.

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