Direct Sowing Seeds in Zone 5
Hi there. Last fall I direct sowed, Verbena (perennial), coreopsis, purple coneflower, bee balm, and swamp milkweed directly into my new tilled 400 sq foot butterfly garden I am starting.
So far I am seeing A TON of swamp milkweed. Like... 100s. I probably over did it a little but I never expected that many to come up. So I'm probably going to have to pot quite a bit up and give away :D
Anyways, that's all I'm seeing so far. Or at least I think that's what it is since that's what I put down in the center of the garden. Any experience on how long it takes for some of these to come up? I'm super worried that I won't get anything else but milkweed. I was really trying to save some money on some perennials since they were supposed to be relatively easy to start from seeds.