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Flowers that you can sow in summer

 7 fast-growing flowers that you can sow in summer



"What more flowers can you plant from seed?" In a talk I gave last weekend about the flower garden at my local library, that was the most frequently asked question. In response, you can easily grow seven flowers that you can sow in the summer for better color from late summer until frost. After all, healthy young plants come when spring flowers begin to fail.


Filling autumn with flowers may be easier than you think. Instead of twisting the seed with the starting mix and containers, you can sow the seeds directly or grow the seedlings in a thin nursery bed. Directly sown seeds germinate quickly when planted in warm soil with constant moisture. Plan to use shade cover to maintain good germination conditions.


The seven flowers listed below, in alphabetical order, germinate quickly and produce rapid new growth, two essential talents for flowers sown in summer. When grown in a nursery bed, seedlings can be carefully lifted and transplanted during cloudy weather. Why wait? For the price of a few seeds, you can inject new color into every corner of the garden in the second half of summer.


Shade-Loving Garden Balsam



Garden balm (Impatiens balsamina) is also called touch-me-not because the ripe seed pods will explode at the slightest touch. Two hundred years ago, it was very popular as a tropical flower. Fits well with the only flower shade on this list, garden balm is often natural inhospitable places. Indigenous garden balm thrives in the humid heat and begins to bloom in a few weeks.


Calendula for Covering the Ground



Calendula can only flower six weeks from seed, so it is best suited for places that need an autumn facelift. Sow the seeds in a shady place in July and start transporting them in beds and containers after the summer heat peaks. Calendulas are grown in the fall from the green cover of the leaves, so I used them as a weed-breathing crop in the vegetable garden.


Please Bees and Butterflies With Sulfur Cosmos



Sulfur Cosmos are flowers that are easy to sow and grow in the summer garden. Flowering in yellow and orange, the sulfur cosmos thrives on heat and melts the regular universe with the disease. Direct sowing seeds in early June, shortly before rain is expected, you will see seedlings within a week. Extra seedlings are easy to lift and plant. Bees and butterflies often visit the sulfur cosmos flowers, after which the plants produce seeds that are easy to collect and stored for replanting in subsequent seasons.


Marigolds to Improve Soil


Marigolds should never be underestimated as a source of wonderful autumn color. Plants planted in summer with small-flowered dwarf French marigold (Tagetes patula) in shades of orange, yellow, and mahogany will bloom when the leaves begin to fall, until late summer nights. The roots of this species help to trigger problem nematodes in the soil food web when starving, so the French marigold can be considered a healing plant for complex areas of the garden.


Fall Salads With Nasturtiums



Nasturtiums that grow from fallen seeds in the garden in the previous season often do not appear until early summer because nasturtium grows best in warm soil. However, plants suffer from high temperatures, so wait until late July to sow seeds that bloom in the fall. Grow summer nasturtiums in thin soil, they prevent the decay of the leaves rather than the flowers. Nasturtium leaves and flowers that grow in cold autumn climates are a delicious addition to salads.


Short but Sweet Sunflowers



Sunflower can have tremendous success with a warning in late summer: the view should be to the south. Sunflowers bloom in any season so they face the setting sun, but as the sun weakens and the days shrink in late summer, the sunflowers are more determined to follow the sun. Sunflowers, planted in the summer, begin to bloom in about eight weeks on plants that are smaller than the same varieties grown in the spring.


Insect-attracting Zinnia


Zinnia planted in the spring often declines in late summer due to aging and powdery mildew, so I always start sowing more seeds in late summer as an alternative. I have a small container of seeds In s, I start in the shade outside, so the plants will be easier to relocate to where they are most needed. Short-leafed Zinnia with small flowers is good for this use because they are disease resistant and require less water than zinnia with large flowers. Bees and butterflies love them, including the emigrant kings who pass by in late September. The King’s Exodus was the last major event of my flower garden season, which was conducted with the considerable support of flowers planted in the summer.

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