Since I’ve been doing all of this vegetable gardening, I thought it might be cool to try to grow some flowers from seeds while I wait for the last frost to pass. Shoprite had a decent selection of flower seeds, so I picked some up while I was there.
I picked three different varieties of pansies because they are my favorite flower of all time. One packet of pansies is an annual, but the other two are perennials. I had no idea pansies could be perennials, so that was a pleasant surprise. I also chose some carnations (for cutting), foxgloves (because they caught my eye), and columbines (because I read they attract hummingbirds).
I collected the supplies – the same potting soil I’ve been using, a jumbo egg carton, a spoon (so I don’t get too dirty), and the seed packets.
I designated rows for each type of seed so I will know which seedlings are which in the event that they do sprout. (I know, I don’t have much confidence.)
I filled the egg carton with potting soil…
…and started planting! I was shocked by the size of some of the seeds. The pansy seeds were pelleted, but check out these guys:
Such itty bitty seeds! I followed the instructions on each package, watered the carton, and set it on a small table in front of one of Eva’s windows. I saved what was left of each package to plant outdoors once it’s warmer.
Wish me luck!