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Direct Sowing
Posted on Feb 12, 2015 11:01 AM

I want to try more direct sowing, less digging & transplanting...

Seeds to Direct Sow

any for "winter sowing" with more than a few remaining... sow a pinch in situ with a LABEL



Tall re-seeders
amaranthus (tall burgundy)
Hollyhocks: pink,
Campanula pyramidalis (chimney bellflower)
Okra (Joseph's landrace, Longhorn)
Sunflowers (Helianthus annuum)
Salvia coccinea, tall form from PoisonDartFrog
Zinnia 'Gigantica Purple'
Zinnia 'Bernary's Giant' Blue Point, from mix
Zinnia bright pink tall from wildflowers

Vines to grow up sunflowers & tomato cages:
Hyacinth bean vine
Love in a Puff
Nasturtiums 'Moonlight' & 'Summer Grown' (Swallowtail)
Runner Beans: 'Sunset', 'Painted Lady'
Pole Beans - Trionfo Violetto
Ipomoea lindheimeri fragrant MG
Ipomoea Orange Noah

Medium re-seeders

Aquilegia (for early blooms)
Bachelor Button 'Frosted Queen'
Borage, white
coronaria 'Angel's Blush' rose campion
Campanula medium (Double Cup & Saucer)
Celosia 'Pink Candles'

Crimson Clover
Dry Bush Bean landrace
Dianthus barbatus (Sweet Wm)
Four O'Clocks, pink
Gaillardia aristata 'Monarch Mix'
Gaillardia pulchella 'Red Plume'
Helenium 'Lollipop'
Helianthus 'Italian White'
H. 'Teddy Bear' Sunflower
Jewels of Opar
Liatris, purple
Lychnis floscucoli Ragged Robin
Love in the Mist
Oenthera biennis common evening primrose
Salvia coccinea 'Lady in Red'
Salvia coccinea 'Forest Fire'
Salvia coccinea, pink
Salvia coccinea, Snow Nymph

Scabiosa 'Summer Berries'
Verbena bonariensis
Zinnia Oklahoma Mix
Zinnia Illusuion
Zinnia Rose Queen (F2)
Zinnia 'Violet Star'
Zinnia 'Hot Crayon Colors'
Zinnia, pink/orange bicolor from Andi
Zinnia, 'envy'
Zinnia 'gem white'

also -- currant tomatoes & pineapple tomatillos

Short re-seeders (to 18")
Coreopsis Mahogany
Viola 'Perfection White'
Zinnia 'Lilliput'
Zinnia Zahara series
Zinnia Profusion series: cherry,
Zinnnia Thumbelina Mix
Zinnia Cut & Come Again

Signet Marigold Lemon Gem
Marigold Tashkent

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Winter Sowing in February
Posted on Feb 12, 2015 8:34 AM

As of Feb 12, I've sowed:
gallon jugs:
(2) of Lavender Candy Lily
european wild plum
bronze fennel
NE aster Alma Potschke
Lychnis yunanensis

1 & 2 liter plastic bottles:
Agastache 'Pink Fortune'

Anemone 'Robustissimi'
Anemone 'Prince Henry'
Anemone virginiana
Asclepias variegata

Campanula medium 'Double Cup & Saucer Mixture'
Campanula pyramidalis 'Blue Chimney'
Clematis integrifolia

Eupatorium perfoliatum

Salvia argentea
NE Aster 'September Ruby'

Tricyrtis Taipai Silk
Tricyrtis Mix
Tricyrtis Yellow
Tricyrtis Miyazaki

Vernonia cinereum
Viburnum 'Brandywine'

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