There's still time to sow seeds for this season, my must have annuals for late season
As we approach Midsummer's night, and the longest day of the year, we're running out of time to sow seeds that will still flower this season, but I've got a list of my must have annuals that I've found will still give you late season blooms is you get on and sow them by this weekend.
I'll be both sowing these direct into well watered drills, and also trying some in module trays to plant out, particularly in the pick your own area as we have crops come to an end.
Both white and pink corncockle are on my must try again list, and the blue of phacelia can be flowering in just 9 weeks from sowing, making it great for a succession crop
Also on the list are Cornflowers, Nigella (although this won't like dry conditions) Calendula, and Nasturtiums.
If you're looking for foliage rather than flower colour, then try Dill and Basil, or the fast growing cress.
Oh look, I've got a long list for tomorrow!
I will just add 3 more that I've managed to flower even when sown really late, - especially if you use soil blocks - compacted moulds of wet compost mix, that holds itself together without needing a module tray, and can help flowers grow quickly with excellent root systems.
I use this for both Zinnias and Sunflowers, and both of these will also flower before the end of the season if sown now.
No excuses now, - off you go and get those seeds sown, - or you can always come and buy the flowers from us in September and October.