Wildflower seedlings are now making good growth, having germinated with the fall and winter rains. Soon, they will be bursting into bloom. Tip: Rain in January and February is critical for a good spring bloom. Since it has been a record-breaking dry spell, provide irrigation now where and if you can.
We've been asked if it's too late to sow in February and March. We do it all the time, and you can too, if you are willing to provide irrigation for early germination and to make good root growth. We sow wildflower seed in the ground as late as April.
We've frequently been asked to supply images of seed leaves (the first to emerge from the seed) and true leaves (the first to assume the shape of the plant's juvenile leaves) to facilitate weeding. We’re slowly building up a seedling photo library. So look for them in our online catalog and on our Facebook page.
They frequently make a fascinating contrast – idea for new board game! Matching seed leaves with the correct true leaves. Coming soon! Looking for a good name!
Horticultural Play with WildflowersOriginal post: March 18, 2013