90 degrees is too hot any day of the year, in my opinion... all those cool spring plants would rather have a light frost. my pansies pant and celebrate some cool water at the end of a long day.
OK, rant is over.
Tina's comment on my last blog had me looking for the seed packet for the Thoroughly Modern Millie Godetia seeds, which reminded me of why I don't favor that seed company except of course for their varieties of flowers. The back of the packet had little or no info to pass along.
So I turned to a highly favored book...
From Seed To Bloom: How to Grow over 500 Annuals, Perennials, & Herbs by Eileen Powell.
How many times have I turned to this book? It is wonderful. Looking up Godetia, the author had me go to Clarkia. and here is the advice Tina wanted...
space them around 9 inches apart,
Light: full sun in cool climates, otherwise part shade,
Soil: cool, moist, well-drained, pH 6-7, and prefers low nitrogen content.
at the school we got the onions and leeks and pac choi planted. We will try to get the fingerling potatoes in the ground this week. Some seedlings got too dry this week. But nothing was devastated, which is always good news when one is not careful and mindful. However, I was aware enough to notice that these tulips had opened this week.