Fall Hardy Annual Seedling Update

It’s been a few weeks since I posted about finally starting the process of sowing the seeds of my hardy annual flowers. In this, germination is in full swing for a lot of the fall hardy annual flower seedlings. Let’s take a closer look – 

After I ran out of cell trays, I started using my open trays. At transplant time, I will have to carefully remove the seedlings and separate them. It shouldn’t be too difficult, but I do wish I had done a better job of spacing them.

The same is also true for the tray filled with bachelor’s buttons seedlings. I’m definitely not worried about this tray, because the seedlings themselves are really tough. This year, I’ll be growing the ‘Classic Romantic’ Mix.

The ‘Kinglet Apricot’ calendula have also germinated really well. If I’m being honest, I’m not even sure where I’m going to plant these. I’m sure that I’ll find a place somewhere.

Even though the seed packet told me that they needed darkness to germinate, the Mystic Pink forget me nots from Floret have germinated exceptionally well.

I also have several varieties of scabiosa flowers that are growing. I really wanted to try to plant each different color this season, and it appears as if I have been successful. Awesome!

Scented stock germination was also near 100%. This is just the ‘Column Mix’ stock. I always have so much trouble growing stock, so I really didn’t want to invest the money into a fancy variety. I hope that this is my year for good luck with stock.

Above are the ‘Champagne Bubbles’ Icelandic poppies. The seeds I purchased were primed, but I’m still having terrible luck with germination. So far, only three seeds have started growing in this entire tray. I’m just going to be patient and hope that things improve.

I’m experimenting with carnations again this year. I’m hoping to get some really pretty pink flowers. I’m not sure if I’ll plant in the hoophouse or outside, but I really want to be successful this time around.

Feverfew is one of my absolute favorite small flowers for filler. It is for this reason that I really wanted to go crazy planting different types. In total, I think I have three different varieties of the Vegmo series that I’m really eager to see bloom.

The love in a mist germinated really well. It looks like planting in clumps will be my only option.

These biennial wallflowers should be interesting to grow.

If you look really, really hard – there are teeny tiny lisianthus seedlings in the photo above. It’s unbelievable just how small these seedlings are.

Last, but certainly not least, many of the ranunculus corms have started to grow. Here’s to another exciting season. Thank you so much for taking time to visit the blog. As always, be sure to leave any comments down below. Hope you’re having a great day!

One thought on “Fall Hardy Annual Seedling Update

  1. Hey! I love your blog and read it all the time! Which varieties are you planting in your hoop house and which ones are you planting outside?

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