Re-seeding plants and using mulch
I have a flower bed that I usually did not mulch, even in the winter, because I worried that the mulch would prevent the flower seeds from coming up (which are dropped by the flowers in the bed). They are the kind of small seeds that probably should not get a heavy layer of dirt to cover .
At the same time, I feel that with the mulched area in my front yard, many of the plants that supposedly should reseed easily, are not naturalizing there (such as columbine). I have even harvested day lily seeds that look so great and viable that I'm pretty sure they would grow nearby if they dropped to a decent-enough spot.
So I wanted to check if there is a happy medium between having a mulched flower bed (to conserve water and attempt weed control) and having a bed that can reseed itself, and how others of you handle this kind of situation.
This post was edited by gardenper on Tue, Apr 15, 14 at 12:27