It’s time for the next seed giveaway!
All of these seeds are annuals with some that are re-seeding. This is a first-come/ first-serve giveaway and I have a limited supply so please leave your request in the comments section below. These are the seeds I have available:
Red Burgundy Okra (Heirloom) Sorry–all gone!- Direct sow in the garden after all danger of frost has past. I make a long, shallow furrow (about 1 inch deep) down the row and place each seed about 4-5 inches apart.
Tomato- (cherry) ‘Mexico Midget’–This tomato is packed with flavor and will last in my zone 6b-7 garden until November. I plant only two plants as they are prolific producers. Tomatoes are one of the easiest to grow from seed and I start mine inside around the first to second week of March and they are ready to go outside around the middle to end of April depending on the weather. Average height–5 feet.
Yellow Watermelon (Heirloom) Sorry! All Gone I guess I have never taken any pictures of this watermelon because it’s always eaten quickly! Yellow on the inside and very sweet. Produces about an eight to ten pound melon.(?) Not really sure as I have never weighed one. I direct sow these when the ground warms up.
Broom Corn (Sorghum sp.) This corn will grow about 10 ft. tall and produces an abundance of seed to save for the next year. I have never made brooms because it takes about forty stalks to make one broom! I use it mainly to make fall decorations. I also direct sow these when the ground warms up.
Mirablis jalapa (4 o’clock) –this is a reseeding annual for me. It comes in a variety of colors. Sometimes there are three different colors on the same plant! You can actually sow these when you get them or wait until the ground warms up. They are really not fussy. They are very fragrant and the flowers open up in the afternoon (hence the name). The seeds are very large and easy to see and save for the next year. Average height–2 ft.
Outhouse Hollyhocks-this is a biennial which will not bloom the first year, but the second. It will reseed freely for me and makes hundreds of seeds for sharing and saving. There are as many as 4 colors (light pink, dark pink, white, and combos of listed colors) and I have no idea what color you will get. They are called this unusual name because they were planted next to the outhouse so refined young ladies would not have to ask where it was. They will eventually reach 8-9 feet tall.
Mexican Sunflower (Tithonia rotundrafolia)–Sorry! All gone. An annual that I sow every year to attract hummingbirds and butterflies. This flower can get about 4-5 feet tall and loves the heat and sun. Direct sow when the ground warms up and plant in a 1 inch furrow or hole. I use these to border my vegetable garden. When the flowers turn to seed, the seed pod will be spiky and sharp. I cut off the entire pod and put in a brown paper sack and let dry. When I go back (usually a couple of months later), I gently crush the pods (leave in the sack while doing this)and extract the seeds. The only trick is beating the birds to the seed.
Cosmos-orange- this is also a reseeding annual for me. To get a head start, sow in potting soil under grow lights for 4-5 weeks before last frost date, or sow directly in the ground when the soil warms up.
Old-Fashioned Petunia–this is also a reseeding annual for me. When started from seed, it is best to sow in potting soil 8-10 weeks before your last frost. Once the plants are about 8 inches tall, cut them back to about 5 inches. This will help them have a fuller appearance. Otherwise they will be very leggy. These are very fragrant and in the evening are frequented by moths, bees, and other beneficial insects. The best thing about these petunias is they are not eaten by the deer! Average height with pruning–8-12 inches.
Celosia–I got these seeds from our office plantings. These are great for vertical dimension in the flower bed. The stems are red along with the flowers. They are very heat tolerant and grow to about 1-1/2 to 2 feet. One of my favorites!
Also, I still have some perennial seeds left from my first giveaway: Garden it Forward–Seed Giveaway #1 if interested.
So, to get free seeds, please leave me a comment with the seeds you would like or if you know of other gardeners that would like free seeds, please send them to my blog via this website or Facebook.
Thanks so much!
p.s. 46 days until spring!!!