If you’re into one-time planting for that lonely part of your garden, sowing self-seeding plants can be a great option for you. However, as their name suggests, these plants can turn your garden into a disaster, if they are not carefully kept under controlled. They grow, flower and produce seeds that can grow anywhere, even in places you would never expect to find them.
Self-seeders are usually biennials or annuals. They easily germinate and can grow out of bounds. There are many self-seeders you may want to try on your garden. Let’s take a look!
Veggies and herbs volunteers during spring include squash and pumpkins, tomatoes, spinach, cucumbers, cilantro, dill, chamomile and many more. However, biennials can set seeds for the next year,if kept alive during the winter. Common examples are carrots, broccoli, beets and parsnips.
Examples of flowering plant reseeders to give you a nice display include poppies, love-in-a-mist, marigold, honey wort, forget-me-not, bachelor’s buttons and many others. Invest in these plants and you’ll never have to purchase seeds ever again.
If you’re the type of a gardener who doesn’t care about much order, then you can let your plants flower, develop mature seeds and then self-spread on their own. They can easily fill the land gaps, making your garden look lusher in a wild, but quite natural way. However, if you’re a little of a control freak that has a thing for order, this strategy is definitely not for you.
Another option would be to let your self-seeders flower and go to seed, then take the seed head and scatter them strategically the way you want them to grow. This method is also helpful if you want to save seeds for the next season or give them away to friends.
Remember to grow only the types of plants you could monitor and make sure they stay in control. Try to provide the necessary spots for different the types, so they don’t get mixed up. Remember, these plants can go a long way if not given proper attention.