Seed-starting and gardening have become a popular hobby – and what better way to bring spring a little closer to reality than to have flowers and vegetables already growing! While some seeds will do better if they are started before the growing season, there are plenty of seeds that can be direct-sown in the ground after the danger of frost has passed. Here are five popular flowers that are quick to grow from the ground up (information provided by Park Seed).
- Zinnia – according to Park Seed, zinnias do better to be direct-sown than transplanted as pre-planted seedlings. It is a remarkably tolerant flower that can be planted just about anywhere.
- Sunflower – plant two to three seeds per hole – Park believes it easier to thin out your sunflower seedlings than to wish you had more to fill in the gaps.
- Marigold – a pretty, sunny flower with benefits – many varieties fight off nematodes from your gardens, and its scent will repel some pests.
- Morning Glory – train it to grow up a wooden or chain-link fence to brighten up a dreary wall.
- California Poppy – another flower that does best if planted where you want it grown – and it will bloom in about two months, so you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy it.
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The Buffalo Gardening Examiner purchases seeds and plants from Park Seed every year with beautiful results.
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