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Winter sowing update

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Back in February, I decided to try my hand at winter seed sowing again. It’s become very popular, so I thought I’d give it a second chance even though my first try was a failure.

Winter seed sowing update

The wild rye and calendula sprouted nicely. But the native prairie plants I really wanted, in large quantity for my boulevard, have thus far done nothing. I think there might be a small sliver of green in the prairie blazing star, but I’m not sure if it’s even blazing star at this point or a weed.

Also, I’m not 100% sure I want to plant the Canada wild rye (mislabeled by me earlier this spring as virginia rye). We brought the seed head home from a prairie restoration that we visited in South Dakota last summer. The kids were really into it, so I thought “why not!” … but… it was so easy to sprout, and it was EVERYWHERE in the place where we camped… and I’m wondering now if it might be a tad invasive. Here’s more information on Canada wild rye.
So, anyone have experience with it? Should I go for it?

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One thought on “Winter sowing update

  1. We certainly have the plant known as Canada Wild Rye up here (never knew the name!), but I’ve no experience of trying to grow it.

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