Planting 09: Beets, Zinnias, Sweet William

Many of my beet seedlings were eaten soon after they came up.  Tonight, we re-seeded beets in between the remaining plants.  The red ace beets that I plant aren’t adversely affected by hot weather if I leave them in the garden, so I hope that they will be able to grow during the summer even though beets are usually planted in early spring.

We also planted ‘scarlet king’ zinnias in a large, round pot and ‘extra dwarf mix’ sweet william in a window planter box.  I don’t have space for annual flowers in my permanent flower gardens, but I like to plant some in containers.  I’ve had hummingbirds visit my zinnias in past years and hope that they will appear again this year.

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