Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Winter Sowing - day 4

A small Winter Sowing on Sunday. It was cold and wet out, so I didn't want to spend much time outside.
I thought I had five containers (large Slurpee and soda bottles) prepped, but after getting outside I found six, so I added an "a" and "b" to the calendulas.  One can never have too many calendulas!  I'll also direct seed them, and they usually self-seed early enough in the season for the new seedlings to flower.  

          39 - bunny tails grass
          40a and 40b - calendula, Pacific Beauty
          41 - garlic chives (have some from last year, want more even though others will self-seed eventually)
          42 - Armenia basketflower (giant knapweed)
          43 - lemon bee balm (my favorite in the Butterfly Garden!  May be a perennial, have to wait and see.  May be an annual, so will need more.)

The black and blue plastic things are the bottoms from rodent cages.  Unfortunately we are down to one of those little fellas.  The cage bottoms, with holes drilled, make nice planters for spinach, lettuce, and chard.  They're too shallow for much else. 

1 comment:

  1. You're very ambitious, and you've got a number of plants that are new to me. Armenian basketflower sounds interesting.