Still, my traditional method of winter sowing in plastic "shoe boxes" will be implemented as well. I don't want to put all of my eggs in one basket...and, with a couple of new species that I'm trying this year, I'd like to get to know them from germination on--and guarantee that I know just what I have. This year, I'm adding closed (or bottle gentian), Gentiana andrewsi, and blue vervain, Verbena hastata. These two, especially, I want to plant in pots where I can monitor them and ensure they have a good start.
I have a LOT of seeds to go through this year, and I've been putting it off. With February right around the corner, I can put it off no longer--having a snow day today, I have no excuse.
It's not pretty, but it will be when they are growing
together and blooming!
|Bush clover is another new one for me...I guess I'd better |
get another pot ready.
|Close-up of Gentiana andrewsii seeds.|