I just bad-mouthed the overwhelming volume of un-tested tips available online, and now I’m going to give you one. Because that’s the kind of Empress I am. A delicious concoction of walking contradictions. With a bowl of delicious greens on the side. But more importantly, I trust the source.
Here’s a tip from Thrifty Gardening: From the Ground Up by Marjorie Harris for starting perennial seeds outdoors in the fall. It was contributed by garden writer Doug Green.
This book is filled with all sorts of tips for creating your own dream garden on a realistic budget. I’m going to try this one:
How To Start Perennial Seeds Outdoors In The Fall
- Place a bottomless 6″ (or larger) pot in the ground, leaving 1″ above the surface.
- Fill the pot with garden soil.
- Pour a kettle of boiling water over the soil to kill off any existing seeds in the soil.
- When the soil is cool, plant the seeds to depth indicated on seed package.
- Mark the spot with plant labels.
- The seeds will germinate in the spring. Transplant as desired.
Sounds like a plan, Stan.