Every fall I order seeds. And every winter when I can’t play in the dirt outside, I play in the dirt inside and sow seeds. I sowed zinnia and cosmos seeds in February.
In early May I filled a large patio pot with soil and transplanted the seedlings into it. I pushed a few more zinnia seeds into the soil for good measure.
By June 10th the plants were filling the clay pot.
By the end of June, zinnias and cosmos in vivid shades of mauve, magenta, peach and orange stood tall.
Cut and Come Again zinnias make good cut flowers in a vase; the more you cut, the more blooms you will have. Sea Shells cosmos have textured flowers.
The flowers are so vibrant; they are a hummingbird magnet.
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Do you have favorite seeds that you sow?