Just the back yard!? Nah, I want the front and side yards landscaped in natives too.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Winter Sowing, Step II

The next day, I took my well organized and labelled seeds outside, added clear packing tape to (hopefully) protect the labels from the weather, and then covered them with a thin layer of soil (except for the tiny Lobelia seeds), snow, and a window screen (just in case the birds, squirrels, chipmunks, or voles decide to explore).

I also started getting my other pots ready for the remaining seeds:

I'm really hoping to have more seedlings than I know what to do with...and then figure out what to do with them all--that fact is with 2 acres to cover, I'll not have enough for years to come.


Nicholas Weber said...

Best of luck with your seed projects. I planted most of my native seeds this past Fall and am eagerly awaiting to see what comes of it.

I look forward to reading more of your future (and past) posts and can't wait to see your germination results.

David said...

Thank you so much, Nicholas.

I wish you the best of luck on your fall planting. Eventually, I'd like to prepare a section for my native meadow (too far east for me to call it a prairie (in my opinion). I'd like to try to direct sow in the fall too...hopefully before too long as it takes 2-3 years to really look good from what I've read. I do plan to include Erigeron (daisy fleabane) seeds to fill in and bloom the first year while I wait for the perennials to become established.

Keep me posted on your results.