Start these baby cucumbers outside as soon as your weather stays above 50 degrees. These grow only 3 to 5 inches long and are vigorous and resistent to powdery mildew. No need to peel these tasty cucumbers, just enjoy. Seeds by Renee’s Garden.
Helianthus annus. Enough seeds in this packet to create a privacy screen a hundred feet long. The flowers are over a foot in diameter and children love to watch grow. Feed the birds and enjoy the color! Seeds by Botanical Interests.
Quite easy from seed and flavorful but do not let this out of a pot. It is a very enthusiastic plant! Indispensible for really authentic Italian, Greek or Spanish cooking. Simple to dry in bunches for year round culinary use.
Bright, dramatic flowers in shades of pink, white and pale magenta make a delightful contribution to spring bouquets. This 2-3′ tall perennial combines well with Columbine and Delphinium. Likes full sun.
You get three distinct color-coded seeds for a large crop of peppers.
Or you can start this inside. It likes fertile soil that is a bit on the dry side (think Little House on the Prairie).
Chasmanthium latifolium. The heirloom is a relative of true oats. This grass grows to two and a half feet tall. It changes color from summer to fall, red to bronze. This grass will add motion to your garden with the slightest wind. Seeds by Botanical Interests.
Only 10″ high with 3″ flowers in a wide range of colors from blue to rose to white. This is one aster that is comfortable in containers. Annual.
A sweet and dainty plant, this one can spill over a windowbox or grace the front of a border.
Add whimsy and textural interest with this drought tolerant annual, excellent for flower arrangements. Soft fluffy flowerheads are borne on upright grassy stems. Children will love it. 12-20″ in full sun to light shade.
Please don’t wait until this 9 foot tomato plant gets out of hand before putting it in its cage.
You can plant them out in spring or fall but again not the heat of summer. Hopefully they will greet you year after year.