Like many of you, I have more seeds than any one person will ever need. To prevent frustration and to maintain my sanity, I have come up with a really simple way to organize my seeds and never miss out on planting them at the right time. You will need two boxes. The size depends on how much of a seed problem you have. (Most folks can make do with two 4” x 4” boxes and then folks like me use two refrigerator drawers!) Label one box spring/summer planted and the other fall/early winter planted. Then sort your seeds by the season that they are to be planted in. If you aren’t sure, Google it or post the question on our discussion board, click here.
This system makes it possible to purchase seeds at the moment you learn about them. I don’t know about you, but if I see a plant today that should be planted in the next season, I need to either buy the seed immediately while it is fresh in my mind or forget about it. I will never remember that plant next season. So I purchase and when the seed arrives, I just drop it in the appropriate box–or drawer, in my case! Then when that season comes along, I grab that drawer and right there are all the seeds I am to start.
I am telling you this because I want to share with you about the new seeds we have added to our line. We grew them with much success this season and we love them. Most you don’t plant until next spring—OK? You can purchase now and drop them into your spring/summer box. Click on the flower name to see photos.
• Cotton Candy Cockscomb— Always sold out this flower
• Perfectly Peachy Cockscomb— My personal favorite
• Marbled Cockscomb— Yellow heads with red ribbons running throughout
• Tangerine Cockscomb— Dark orange that look good enough to bite
• Double Daisy Rudbeckia (fall planted)— Revisited this plant this year and it was beautiful.
• High Scent Sweet Pea (fall planted)— The most fragrant Sweet Pea I have ever grown.
• Giant Cactus Zinnia— This frilly zinnia adds great pizazz to gardens and bouquets.
• Inca Orange Zinnia— This flower just looks like summer.
• Peppermint Strip Zinnia— My sister’s new favorite with strips running through the blooms.
• Queen Red Lime Zinnia— A new introduction last year and a hit this year- checkout our Victorian Seed Collection with this zinnia.