Changes for 2006
Although we haven't finished this season yet, it is certainly a good time to record changes we foresee for next year while the good, the bad and the ugly are still fresh in our minds.
What things do you see changing either in your mix: additions, subtractions, total eliminations, or new varieties to try.
I expect to increase my zinnias by about 3 times. And will make more effort to plant sunflowers on a regular basis, either every week or ten days. Even if I can't sell them all retail, I'll hook up with florists and/or wholesale florists to sell more...or do a second farmers' market.
I'll go back to actively planting glads, as I had a hiatus due to the thrips problem last year. The volunteers that overwintered in the ground were a nice addition to the mix, and people have asked for them this season.
My biggies, sunflowers, zinnias, glads and lilies will get more attention so that I can really do a bang-up job of growing them, then plant a few (half dozen) other, smaller plants for filler and color such as Neon Duo, Blue Horizon, more statice and loads more Purple Majesty.
I'm planting more forsythia for greens and have loads of solidago for filler.
I need to get my perennials in the ground soon (those that didn't sell as potted plants) so that they can add to my diversification next year.
Of course, I'll try a couple of new things, including Hot Biscuits (is that the right name?) just to add a little spice to things.
Anyone else been re-thinking their priorities for 2006?