- Jun 5, 2013
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- NC, US
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thank you The seeds that start growing.. one is a type of sunflower (from bee friendly package I got for free) and another i think is cosmos (which will die, i'm sure). they are annual so I think they will not survive.Any seedlings that grow around here in Autumn won't survive Winter. I'm not sure if that's different for your climate.
There's a lot of different things that go into when a seed starts growing. Do you know which seedlings are growing?
Sometimes, a wet Autumn will get some seedlings to grow. Also, while seeds typically start dropping in Autumn, many don't actually drop until late Autumn or throughout Winter, when it is too cold for them to start growing. It could also depend on where you got your seeds from. It's possible that the seller already stratified the seeds or at least kept them in a fridge which may have been enough to trick the seeds once you put them outdoors in warmer conditions. Sometimes they can just randomly decide to grow, too. Last year, I had a couple milkweed seeds start growing right on the seed pod before I could harvest them. Seeds are like people. They have rules, but there's always some that don't follow them.
I always wait until December to put seeds out, when the average temps are in the mid-30's.
yea may be i'll get more seeds for the middle of winter planting Only I dont remember where i put what!! lol.
The milkweed seeds are not growing, so I hope it's ok.