Successful Seeds: Good News Bad NewsPosted: May 24, 2021
I have many plants that naturally reseed very well, but I do like to add others for a variety of blooms.
In this climate we plant most seeds in the fall, say a prayer and wait until spring.
I do this almost every year and most seeds do not grow to produce flowers.
So, the good news is that many of the seeds I planted last fall grew and flowered.
The bad news is that I think I have figured out why the plants have not matured in the past. I have not seen a rabbit in my yard since early last spring and the rabbits are probably the reason that most of the seedlings never matured, as they are a tasty treat for rabbits. There is a virus killing rabbits in West Texas and I am concerned it has arrived here. Of course, I was never happy that rabbits ate so much of my garden, but I did make friends with several and they would come right up to me to be fed. It would be very sad if a virus was the reason for the lack of rabbits in my yard.