I purchased the Fall Seed Collection for some container gardening this autumn and have been very pleased with the results. Germination rate was fantastic and I had to do much more thinning than I usually do from store-bought seeds. The little growing guide helped with varieties I haven't grown before (hello, kohlrabi). All of my plants are hardy and healthy and I'm already enjoying the early harvests. Looking forward to maturity on the longer growers. Will be buying the Granny's kitchen garden pack for spring. Thanks so much!
I planted several varieties over the past couple years. These have been the most reliable producers so far. Averaged 10-15 lbs. one larger one about 20. Nothing remotely close to 40 lbs. that’s ok. Huge ones are a pain to break down.
I planted a whole bunch of this to attract bees and butterflies. It grows like crazy. However I protected the seed with hay because my first round died because of the hot Florida sun and lack of rain lately.
We started these indoors in January. We transplanted them twice and finally out to our raised bed (full coastal sun). The plant is massive and the tomatoes are TASTY! The best little tomatoes we have ever had. We will likely plant them in a separate bed next year since they grow to such a large size and can crowd out other plants.
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Johnny Jump-Up Helen Mount
Johnny Jump-Up Helen Mount
1/4 gram (approx. 450 seeds)
This cool weather edible flower will bring color your garden and your plate. The purple, yellow and white blooms evoke sunrise in the mountainous regions in Spain and France to which they are native.
Type: Biennial, perennial. Johnny Jump-Ups are typically grown as annuals. They will overwinter in most climates (USDA Zone 4 or warmer) and bloom in fall/winter in mild climates and again the following spring in mild or cold climates. For best results, consult growing guides for your area.
Seed Depth: 1/8 inch. Barely rake seed into the surface of soil.
Height: 6-12 inches
Spacing: 10 inches
Light: Full sun/Partial shade
Soil: Tolerant of a wide variety of soils. Prefers good drainage.
USDA Zone: 3-10
When to sow: 8-12 weeks before the average last frost for spring/early summer bloom, or in mid-summer for a fall planting.
Blooming period: Summer (into fall if moisture is available). Blooms first year after sowing if transplanted.
Coverage: 1 ounce sows 330 square feet
*Seeds sprout better after a stratification treatment*. Your refrigerator can provide the cool, dark, conditions they need. Place the pansy seeds on a moistened paper towel and gently fold the paper towel to cover the seeds. Enclose in a plastic re-sealable bag, and refrigerate for 14 to 20 days. Check daily to ensure that the towel is evenly moist (like a wrung out sponge), gently mist with a spray bottle when needed. Plant the seeds in seedling pots and barely cover them with a layer of with a light seeding mix. Place in a room that stays 65 -70 degrees Fahrenheit, and keep in the dark (a black plastic bag can be placed over the pots). The plastic can be removed when seeds begin to sprout, generally within two weeks. Transplant as you normally would.