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Mar 31, 2013 7:18 PM CST
|The only annuals that do well for me year after year are calendula and California poppies. Does anyone have any other annuals that are successful despite cool, wet summers and slugs?|
Mar 31, 2013 11:39 PM CST
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Apr 1, 2013 1:15 AM CST
|These seem happy despite slugs and cool DRY summers (though I do water them).
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Apr 1, 2013 8:13 AM CST
|Poppies are my favorite annuals.....any of the Papavers. (papaver orientale is perennial, the rest are annuals). They do best when you sow the seeds directly into the ground in fall, winter, or early spring. Probably too late now, though you could give it a try. The seedlings look like weeds, so be careful not to pull them out. The slugs seem to not eat these seedlings (unlike zinnias, which I do not directly sow anymore for that reason), although I do sow the poppies generously--so it's possible that some are getting eaten--not sure.
Apr 1, 2013 10:43 AM CST
|Thanks Rick, SC and kosk. Am working on some beds today.|
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