when to plant seeds?
this is going to be my second attempt at growing plants from seed. i tried last year, and lost them all because i think i placed them in the ground too soon. _this_ year, my plan is to try direct sowing the plants. i've selected a few annuals, which the seed packets claim can be direct-sown.
does anyone have any suggestions on when would be a good time to start this?
also --- looking out the kitchen window last weekend, i spotted lots of birds hopping around, nibbling on things. will they be likely to feed on seeds placed outside?
thanks so much!