Some questions from a newbie
I know that this forum is rather quiet right now as everyone is out in the garden enjoying all the winter sown plants that they grew this year. Still I am hoping that someone will be around to answer a question or two about WS. I found this forum and am so anxious to try it!! (although not a winter person and certainly not wishing away the summer) It is a concept that I had wondered about, but had thought about preparing a place in the garden and sowing directly into it in the late fall, not actually planting in containers......although I like the container idea! So much more room to plant so I can have so much more variety!!
Anyway, I am now beginning to think of what to plant and about seed gathering as plants are going to seed. I have usually cut the dying blossoms off most of my perennials as I was under the impression that letting them go to seed would weaken or actually cause some of them to die off. Not all of them of course as I do let some that I know to be very hardy and almost indestructable, go to seed. What about my daylilies and hostas?.....both of which I absolutely love and would feel awful if I harmed them in any way by letting them go to seed. I also wondered if maybe I should not let first year plants go to seed. I planted a globe centaura this year and would like to grow more but as it is the first year for it and I really don't know its' hardiness yet, I am wondering if I should cut off all but one seed head.
Well I guess those are my first two concerns. I am looking forward to my first attempt at WS and learning lots of tips from everyone...I have been doing lots of reading in the forum so hopefully will not have to be doing too much asking! :)