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.
This annual wildflower is native to midwest but grows from California to Florida. It naturally inhabits prairies and roadsides. Bee balm is easy to establish, and readily reseeds each year. As the name implies, the foliage smells lemony (turning more reminiscent of oregano late in the season) and the large, purple/pink, sage-like flowers attract hummingbirds, bees and butterflies.
Seed Depth: 1/16". Direct sow onto a well-prepared seed bed, and lightly rake the soil to cover.
Light: Full Sun/Part Shade
Water: Keep soil moist until seeds germinate, and provide supplemental water until plants reach 10-12 inches tall. After that, plants prefer relatively dry soil.
Soil: Well-drained, prefers high clay content but not waterlogged.
Soil pH: 6.6-7.8
USDA Zone: 3-10
When to sow: Direct sow in spring as soil begins to warm.
Optimal soil temperature for germination: 60-70F
Blooming period: Summer
Coverage: 1 ounce covers 1,000 square feet, 3 pounds per acre. Approximately 1,207,000 seeds per pound.