Tips for Planting Beespeaker Seeds
Below you'll find a list of the seeds I'm selling on Sunday at the Blim Market with some tips on how and where to plant them. Supplies are limited of some seeds, so come early to avoid disappointment!
The general rule of thumb is to cover seeds with soil to a depth that is 2-3 times the length of the seed. If you are starting seeds indoors, sprinkle with cinnamon a couple of times to prevent damping off. Keep soil moist, not soggy. Transplant when seedlings are 2-3 inches high and have more than 2 leaves. (Transplanting and direct sowing should be done after the danger of frost has past.)
Thank you for planting flowers to support the bees!
1) Nigella loves strawberries and other cut flowers. The seeds are used in cooking.
2) Calendula loves tomatoes and asparagus and other cut flowers. Sprinkle the petals over salads.
3) Anise Hyssop loves cabbage and grape vines--doesn't like radishes. Plant in pots and deadhead flowers to prevent from spreading. Makes a licorice-flavoured tea. (Do not ingest herbs if pregnant or taking medication.)
4) Marigold loves all plants, esp. tomatoes, and repels white flies! It is beneficial to the soil because it fights the evil nematodes.
5) Dragon's Head: Plant in pots and deadhead flowers to prevent from spreading. Makes a lemon-flavoured tea. Use cuttings around tomatoes and brassicas to deter pests.
6) Borage loves legumes, spinach, brassicas, strawberries. Sprinkle the flowers on salads or float in cooling drinks. Self seeds.
7) Cerinthe loves other Mediterranean plants such as lavender, thyme, dragon's head etc. Self seeds.
8) Hollyhocks are tall, so plant them in the back of your garden or along a fence. (Takes 2 years to bloom.)
9) Blanket Flowers are deer resistant and attract butterflies. They are good companions of sage and other sun-loving plants.