Seed Starting For Biennials - Knowledgebase Question

Hadley, MA
Question by rweinberg
February 19, 2001
Should I start seeds for biennials indoors in early spring or should I wait until fall? I want to plant foxgloves, forget-me-nots, campanulas and hollyhocks. I live in Zone 5. Thanks.


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Answer from NGA
February 19, 2001

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You can start them indoors 6-8 weeks before transplanting outside after the last frost. Sometimes hollyhocks don't transplant that well because they quickly develop a long root, so you might want to save some of those seeds to sow directly into the soil when it warms up.

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