Sow Seeds of Joy!

Sowing Seeds of Joy – Earth Day 2020! 

Planting Instructions:

Starting Plants Indoors in Containers: Fill a planter with soil and amend with compost if it is available. Fill until soil comes up to 1-2 inches below the top. Ensure the soil uncompacted and has proper aeration.

Transplanting Plants Outdoors: When the weather warms and nights are frost-free, transplant starts outdoors in a garden or continue growing in the original planter.

Sharing: Capture with moment planting and as the plants grow! Share photos on social media at #LoveVailGrows.

 

Spinach Seeds

Indoors: Plant seeds an inch apart and cover the seeds with a 1/2 inch of soil. Place in a sunny area. Keep the soil moist and after the seeds germinate thin them to stand 3-5 inches apart.

Outdoors:  If transplanting in an outdoor garden, keep the rows 12-14 inches apart in a sunny area.

 

Gourmet 5 Lettuce Blend Seeds

Indoors: Plant seeds an inch apart and cover the seeds with a 1/4 inch of soil. Place in a sunny area. Keep the soil moist. This type of lettuce grows well close together, no need to do much thinning.

Outdoors: If transplanting in an outdoor garden, keep the rows about 6 inches apart. Plant in a sunny area although lettuce does tolerate partial shade.

 

Native Wildflower Seeds:

Indoors: Spread the seeds lightly across the surface of the soil. Add a small dusting of compost or soil to any uncovered seeds. Careful only to allow them to be buried between 1/8 inch to 1/4 inch deep.

Outdoors: If transplanting in an outdoor garden, once plants are 4-6 inches tall, space plants 2-3 inches apart. Plant in a sunny area.

Alternatively, sow these seeds directly outdoors in a sunny area when the weather is frost-free in late spring, early summer. Sprinkle onto soil and gently rake into soil. Keep the soil moist and enjoy.

Learn more about creating wildfire-resistant landscaping by consulting the Town of Vail Fire-resistant Landscaping guide.

 

Repurposed Planters

Need containers to plant in? Consider repurposing old plastic containers! Poke small holes in the bottom to allow water to drain and use the lid to catch any excess water (if it is not deep enough see what other items you can repurpose from your recycling bin!). Small yogurt containers are great for starts of growing plants. Get creative and decorate the repurposed planters! Share your creations at #LoveVailGrows!