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Flower Seeds to Plant at Summers End

Flower Seeds for Fall Planting with Sensible Gardening. Why some seeds need the cold treament and what plants should you sow in the early fall for next years blooms..

When we think of growing flowers from direct seeding into the garden we tend to think of early spring after all danger of frost has passed. There are however many ornamental flowers that you can direct sow at the end of summer or just before a hard frost. Many seeds benefit from a period of cold before they sprout and…

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Picking Seeds for your Flower Garden

Nasturtiums at Sensible Gardening and Living

This sounds like an easy question but it really isn’t. As the seed catalogues come pouring in with their beautiful photos and descriptions it is very hard not to be overwhelmed and get a bit carried away. Everything looks wonderful and I have just the right spot for it, or do I really? Over the years I’ve learned that the…

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The Art of Seed Saving

The Art of Seed Saving with Sensible Gardening

WHY IT’S GOOD TO SAVE SEEDS: The business of saving garden seeds is beneficial on several fronts. Economically saving plant seed to replant your garden the following year is obviously a savings. When gardeners share seeds it often allows others to acquire plants that are no longer available in the mainstream plant trade. This might be Grandmother’s coveted meaty red…

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