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Wildflower blends -- fall planting?

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Wildflower blends -- fall planting?

Post  Marc Iverson on 11/25/2014, 7:40 pm

How do you plant your packets of mixed wildflower seeds?

I got various packets of mixed wildflower seeds from Territorial Seeds. The instructions are cryptic; they say that some wildflower mixes should be planted this or that way, but not whether THESE specific packets should be. Talk about hedging your bets!

I've seen some folks say to wait until spring and some say plant them in fall so they can get established before winter, and others say wait until the first snow so you can be confident the seeds won't sprout prematurely and then get killed off by the winter.

What do you folks think, and who's had success/failure doing what?
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Post  Nonna.PapaVino on 11/25/2014, 9:39 pm

Here at edge of Saint Helens, OR, I've had great success in planting poppy seeds in the fall.  Also note that self-seeded sweet peas did well, though weren't as showy as their parents.  Nonna

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Post  Kelejan on 11/26/2014, 12:38 am

Marc, hedge your bets. Plant half now and half in the spring.





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Post  CapeCoddess on 11/27/2014, 8:59 am

I plant mine in the spring because, besides perennial seeds, there are also annual seeds mixed in. They won't over winter.
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Post  Marc Iverson on 11/28/2014, 1:11 am

Thanks, folks. I think I'll experiment and sow some before first frost, some after, and save another packet for the spring.
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Post  sanderson on 11/28/2014, 2:58 pm

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Post  CapeCoddess on 11/28/2014, 3:47 pm

Ayuh.  Actually I wanted to post a photo of my garden hose, but I was too lazy to get out of my recliner and get them. So cozy socks and slippers are all you get. Wink...for now.
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