Which Flower Seeds to Sow Now?

cmpman1974(Zone 6 MI)March 6, 2006

Hi. Looking for advice from other gardeners living in Zone 6B (SE Michigan) or similar. My last frost date is 5/12 or 5/15. We're at 3/6 now. Which flower seeds are you going to be sowing now or in the next week or so? I'm interested in common varieties such as petunias and common perennials.

I have already sowed pansies and snapdragons and poppies a while ago. They are doing fine. I believe these are the earliest to start and flowers like nasturtiums and zinnias are last.

Any lists would be appreciated.


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Hi! I googled the same info and I found this chart. It lists all of the most common annuals, which was mostly what I was looking for. I hope this helps.

Here is a link that might be useful: In the Garden Online--Annuals Schedule

    Bookmark   March 7, 2006 at 10:44AM
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I'm just north of you, in GR. I started all my perennials already. I tend to buy my annuals. I used to start them myself at the end of March, but decided that I don't have the room. Plus, there are lots of good nurseries in my area that are really reasonable. Perennials take so long to get going and are so expensive that I'll start from seed. Best case scenario is, of course, to get a division from a friend!

    Bookmark   March 7, 2006 at 7:56PM
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