I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. We are having a warm up here with rain coming in so the snow will be washed away.
Saturday I received the first of the seeds that were ordered for starting indoors. Some of my growing lights will have to be replaced first. It seems the bulbs all decided to blow out at the same time.
The first order was from Swallowtail Garden Seeds. I have ordered from them before and have had good luck with the seeds germinating. Some other companies have been iffy over the years about sporadic germination. Since I keep a seed log from year to year I am able to keep records of where the seeds were bought and what seeds do well for me. Some seeds are not the providers fault but mine. I cannot get some seeds to germinate for me at all. Impatiens seeds from companies is one that is hard to get germinated for some reason but I can take seeds from Impatiens I buy to plant and those seeds will germinate very well. So I save my own seed for them. Impatiens are a must for all the shady areas I have in my garden beds.
I am however taking a chance with Swallowtail Seeds and trying to grow….
All Pictures courtesy of Swallowtail Garden Seeds
…. this mix of “Swirl Monet” Impatiens to be grow with some “Black Dragon” coleus in a couple of shady window boxes.
In the way of Cosmos this year I will be trying these “Gloria” seeds.
I always have to grow a new pelargonium's every year despite the fact that I hold many over in the basement every winter. I adore geraniums since they remind me of my Grandmothers who both grew them. They both had wonderful sunny windows where they bloomed even in the winter.
This year one of the new pelargonium additions will be “Bullseye Cherry”.
Also in this order were:
Avalanche Tropical Red Petunias and and Easy Wave Coral.
Commelina Sleeping Beauty
Fairy Queen Salvia
Kauai mix of Wishbone flower
and Tithonia Fiesta Del Sol
All pictures are Courtesy of Swallowtail Garden Seeds
Two other smaller orders are on the way. One order which is mostly perennials will be coming from Plant World Seeds in the
U. K. Those will take a while to get here for sowing later.
Tomatoes, green peppers and cucumbers will most likely be the only veggies I grow this year.
Have you got your seed order ready or gotten your seeds this year for winter sowing? What are you planting indoors this winter?