Seeds to Sow: Early May

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20150315You thought the indoor sowing season inside was over? Not at all! There are still a lot of plants it’s worth sowing indoors. These are typically the fast-growing plants that should not be sown too early, otherwise they start to stretch indoors, yet they still benefit from a bit of heat early in their development, something you simply can’t guarantee outdoors this early in the year. Here are a few examples:

  • African Marigold (Tagetes erecta)
  • Ageratum (Ageratum houstonianum)
  • Annual Baby’s Breath (Gypsophila elegans)
  • Annual Flax (Linum grandiflorum, L. usitatissimum and others)
  • Annual Gaillardia (Gaillardia pulchella)
  • Baby Blue Eyes (Nemophila spp.)
  • Balsamine (Impatiens balsamina)
  • Basil (Ocimum basilicum)
  • Batchelor’s Button (Centaurea cyanus and others)
  • Brussel Sprouts (Brassica oleracea gemmifera)
  • Castor Bean Plant (Ricinus communis)
  • Celosia (Celosia argentea and others)
  • Chives (Allium schoenoprasum)
  • Cleome or Spider Flower (Cleome hasslerana)
  • Cockscomb (Celosia argentea cristata)
  • Cosmos (Cosmos bipinnatus and C. sulphureus)
  • Felicia (Felicia bergeriana, F. heterophylla)
  • Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare)
  • Flowering Cabbage (Brassica olearcea acephala)
  • French Marigold (Tagetes patula, T. patula x erecta)
  • Garlic Chives (Allium tuberosum)
  • Joseph’s Coat Amaranthus (Amaranthus tricolor)
  • Kingfisher Daisy (Felicia bergeriana, F. heterophylla)
  • Kiss-Me-Over-The-Garden-Gate (Persicaria orientalis, syn. Polygonum orientale)
  • Kohlrabi (Brassica olearcea gongylode)
  • Lettuce (Lactuca sativus)
  • Love-Lies-Bleeding (Amaranthus caudatus)
  • Melon (Cucumis melo)
  • Morning Glory (Ipomoea spp.)
  • Mullein (Verbascum bombyciferum, V. olympicum, etc.)
  • Nolana (Nolana paradoxa, N. humifusa)
  • Perennial Flax (Linum perenne, L. flavum, etc.)
  • Phacelia (Phacelia campanularia, P. tanacetifolia and others)
  • Policeman’s Helmet (Impatiens glandulifera)
  • Pumpkin (Cucurbita pepo)
  • Rodgersia (Rodgersia aesculifolia and others)
  • Spinach (Spinacia oleracea)
  • Squash (Cucurbita pepo)
  • Statice (Limonium sinuatum and others)
  • Summer Savory (Satureja hortensis)
  • Sunflower (Helianthus annuus)
  • Swan River Daisy (Brachyscome iberidifolia)
  • Sweet Alyssum (Lobularia maritima)
  • Sweet Pea (Lathyrus odoratus)
  • Watermelon (Citruillus lanatus)
  • Zinnia (Zinnia spp.)
  • Zucchini (Cucurbita pepo)
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