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david_lo-pan t1_je01p2x wrote

About to start peppers, eggplant and cannabis. Skipping broccoli, Brussels sprouts and cauliflower this year but would be doing those now too (or if I was really on top of it already have em going). Snap peas can be in the ground now since the soil around me is workable.

Corn, squash, pumpkins, cukes etc I will sew around Memorial Day assuming the soil is warm enough.


Antnee83 t1_jdzyn0f wrote

If you're impatient, peas are basically invincible and you can put them out as soon as the dirt remains uncovered for a week or so.


GrossConceptualError t1_je1eezj wrote

Except the chipmunks consider them a lovely treat.


Antnee83 t1_je1elw7 wrote

I've never had that happen. They're too busy fucking around in the bird feeders.


Engineering_is_life t1_je05rfh wrote

My garlic is sprouting like mad right now. Planted in October.


Cassinderella t1_je06byp wrote

Salsa, sweet 100s, & sun gold tomatoes. Marigolds, cornflowers, phlox, daisies, & sunflowers yesterday. Going to directly sow in a week or two - summer squash, peas, beans, cucumbers, snapdragons & probably some more of the flower seeds I started seedlings of.


TheSunflowerSeeds t1_je06dby wrote

The sunflower is the state flower of Kansas. That is why Kansas is sometimes called the Sunflower State. To grow well, sunflowers need full sun. They grow best in fertile, wet, well-drained soil with a lot of mulch. In commercial planting, seeds are planted 45 cm (1.5 ft) apart and 2.5 cm (1 in) deep.


percolate_yer_hate t1_je0sf2w wrote

I can’t keep the chipmunks from digging up the seeds long enough to germinate


guethlema t1_je0zjiv wrote

Cover the seeds with ground cayenne pepper. Squirrels and chipmunks have very sensitive noses. It should piss them off enough to not go for your seeds after a few seconds. You do have to reapply after it rains tho


Becolette t1_je02blj wrote

We have cutting flowers (ranunculus, foxglove, zinnias, etc.) and cannabis starting inside right now. We'll start veggies inside in mid/late-April and start doing things outside in the ground in late May with the exception of some of my spring flowers like ranunculus who only last until it hits the 70s)


ptmtp26 t1_je09cbm wrote

Planted carrots and onions yesterday outdoors, tomatoes and broccoli inside


Ezzmon t1_je0k36m wrote

Poppies and most hardy seeders, Columbine, Nasturtium, Borage, Bee Balm\Bergamot, Morning Glory, etc will do fine Fall seeding and overwintering, Also, Potatoes and Garlic, plant in the Fall. Bulbs such as Lily, Hosta, Peony, etc do well along the coast anyway, maybe elsewhere they need cover to overwinter.

Indoor-start seeds; Basil, Sunflower, Cannabis, Cukes\Zuccs, Tomatos, Cilantro\Parsley, Peppers including Chilis. The other stuff; we just get seedlings at a nursery.

As others have said, almost all varieties of Peas and Beans including ornamentals like Runner Beans can get planted from seed as soon as the ground is workable, Mid May-ish usually (not that our climate has been predictable lately). We like to stagger planting rows every 3 weeks until end of June so they produce all Summer.


Ok-Consequence2117 t1_je0yv6s wrote

I started bee balm and poppies indoors and week ago and haven’t seen them pop yet. Any advice? Do they do ok started indoors?


Ezzmon t1_je1964d wrote

Poppy seeds need to freeze or they won't germinate efficiently, they like to get scattered in the Fall. Bee Balm on the other hand is hard to kill and germinates\propagates like crazy, though seeds are very vulnerable to drying out fully as they sprout. If you have a way, it does much better from divided transplants or even rootball once the frost is gone


Ok-Consequence2117 t1_jeaev61 wrote

Thank you for your response! Do you think putting poppy seeds in the freezer for a day before planting would do the trick?


Ezzmon t1_jeaifvf wrote

I think it's called stratification, to expose seeds to freeze\thaw cycles. With poppies, I believe they recommend 2 weeks. With our crazy back and forth weather, you really may still have luck seeding directly outside


at2168 t1_je130tf wrote

I’ve started peppers, herbs, some flowers, onions, celeriac and up next are tomatoes.


Ok-Consequence2117 t1_je0y1tl wrote

I’ve started some flowers indoors, lavender, scabiosa, sunflower, bee balm, lupines and some peppers so far! Going to do more veggies in a few weeks. This is my first time doing seedlings myself. Excited to see how it goes!


derpingandlurking t1_je1j60v wrote

Inside: Peas, lavender, basil, rosemary, oregano, few types of squashes, French and African marigolds, couple types of cucumbers, 3 types of tomatoes.

Outside I saw the garlic scrapes popping through the straw I buried them in, peach tree has buds, over wintered carrots look healthy