Fall Seed Starting
Half Dome in Yosemite Valley
Now that I have returend from my trip to Yosemite, I am ready to start germinating some flower seeds for my fall/winter garden.
If you live in the Bay Area, it's time to start some of your fall seedlings too. I am using Uncle Tom's Method to start some flower seeds. This method works really well in the fall, when it is too hot to germinate the seeds outdoors. I collected these Calendula, Stock, and Corn Flower seeds from the plants I grew last fall, so we will see how well they germinate.
Spray a coffee filter with water, sprinkle some seeds on half of it and fold it over to cover the seeds, then spray the top with water again. Place it in a labeled, plastic bag. I keep them on my dining room table, where there is no direct sunlight, and a consistent temperature. Check daily to make sure they don't dry out. Spray with water if necessary. In about 10 days they should all germinate.