Early summer (yes, summer) we sit down and start looking at notes from the spring season. What weathered the cold and snow and gave us beautiful blooms once the weather warmed? What did we need to replant early spring? What bulbs did well and what rotted in the soggy winter wetness? Granted, this was our first full year, so we know there's lots left to learn. But with notes from last year in hand, we're gearing up for fall planting!
Our favorite seed sources are Johnny's Select Seeds, Renee's Garden, and Floret. If you'd like to plant along, now is the time to get your hardy annuals lined up to go. Hardy annuals love cool weather to develop a robust root system before sending up their blooms at the first sign of spring warmth. Here's our go-to list for maximizing our small space and providing flowers of all shapes and sizes. :)
Bulbs and Corms:
Ammi (false queen Anne's lace)
Bells of Ireland
Seed Starting Trays:
Dianthus (sweet william)
Scabiosa (pin cushion flower)
In our small 1/2 acre urban farm, we'll be planting over 4,000 plants!! Bring on the Autumn!