I don't know where I read this but somebody mentioned that they broadcast their larkspur seeds in the snow where they want them to grow and when the seeds sink and make contact with the soil beneath them, they begin to grow. Did I imagine this? I planted some in peat pots and planted them outside a few months ago or was that allium? Will have to read over my garden diary notes. I have read that a lot of people wintersow them in milk jugs and are successful and some just direct sow them in the Fall for next Spring blooms. Guess I'll have to experiment all ways. Won't the birds scoop up the seeds that I broadcast in what's left of our snow?
Pippi- I have read that poppies and larkspur can be sown on the snow. I'm eager to hear how yours in peat pots do. I have some seeds, but no snow. It hit 70 here today, and will dance around that temp through Friday. I have my larkspur seeds in the fridge for now. Maybe I'll try them in ice cubes like I am trying with some poppies and morning glory seeds. I guess I'll halt the wintersowing for a day to two and try and get some weeding in to make room for the ice cubes.
Larkspur needs cool moist conditions.
If you wait for warm weather before seeding them---they won't germinate.
This is why the freak February warm up is driving me nuts!
Will it not cool off again there?
You could try a baggy in the frig if it does not.
I think it will cool off somewhat. I was thrilled to hear there might be freezing rain on Monday night!
I think a lot of people have recommended that you plant the larkspur in Fall for next Springs blooms. Thanks for reminding me about those larkspur seeds I planted in peat pots..now where did I plant them? I wonder if I put a marker in where I "think " I planted them or if they have germinated yet. I think I'll walk outside and see if there is any signs of germination or a plant marker. I think I will wait till Fall to do mine. I love the idea of planting the seed inside the ice cubes..try it what do you have to lose and please post your results..whatever it turns out to be. We all know growing seeds or gardening in general is a lot about trial and error, right?
Just checked the area where I planted those peat pots of larkspurs last Fall and by golly, I see little sprouts of green and the frozen ground there has heaved them up almost to the surface. Should I try to pot them up in some other type of container?
Ground is starting to thaw a bit and I see where a lot of things are being "heaved up" and the darn squirrels are busy at work digging into the flowerbeds.