Another day of snow, in March, in the Seattle area. I guess that makes it a perfect day for winter sowing.
I thought I'd start some more seeds yesterday. I'm still learning a lot about it and having a fun time watching what grows outside in my lasagna pans.
The seeds I started yesterday were:
Cosmos 'Sensation Mix', I usually direct sow them, but saw them on the WinterSown.Org list and thought I'd try.
Nicotiana x sanderae 'Sensation Blend' I saved some seeds to try indoors as well.
Lobelia erinus 'Cambridge Blue' They have a very long germination time, 8 to 10 weeks.
The fact that I'll only be out about $6 if the seeds don't germinate makes it worth trying for me.
Here is something I was very happy to see, both of my winter sown larkspurs finally sprouted. I started these January 29th, and on March 8th I finally saw these little green seedlings. I had almost given up on seeing any. Thanks to the many garden bloggers who encouraged me to wait a little longer, I didn't dump them out like I had planned to do.
The larkspurs are 'Shades of Blue' and 'Sydney Blue Picotee'.
About a week and a half ago I also started nicotiana sylvestris 'Indian Peace Pipe'. If I have good success this time I'm going to try a lot more next year.
Now I hope it isn't too cold for the seeds I just planted. Here they are this morning.
As I write this post it's snowing again. The weather report says the high today will be 38 and the low in the 20's. I guess winter is not ready to give in to spring yet.