Is it too late to start seeds?


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Hello everyone! I an did intro earlier this morning. I'm having trouble finding something that fits my "situation". Please keep in mind I'm new to gardening. I have only grown sunflowers from seeds sown directly into the ground and they did wonderful. This year, i decided to grow our flowers for the front yard from seed. I didn't realize the process should start indoors around January or February. I purchased seeds, seed starting mix, pete moss trays and even a small greenhouse. I did not sow directly into the ground. I put in the trays and put in my greenhouse. I understand they wont be ready for the ground for weeks, but i am more investing in next year. Do you think my plants will be too young by the time winter comes and not survive and come back next year? I am Maryland zone 7 and doing creeping thyme, lavender, daisies and candy tuft!
 
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How severe are your winters? It get's really bad here so some will make it through a winter and some won't. Covering the young perennials in mulch after they have died back right before winter might be all they need.
 
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Thanks! And Maryland has some of the most unpredictable winters. One year we were wearing shorts and flips flops at Christmas, the next we had a blizzard! I will be sure to lay mulch down this year. Thank you!
 
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@KKosy87 Look at the instructions on the packets and you will find that you're not too late with some plants. Have a good look, you will be surprised. All you need is to find a shady area and if the packet says 20c, you might have difficulty if the temp is 25C. See if you can find a cool spot somewhere. We all have different microclimes in our garden, so look around and if you can find one, you can still go ahead. But I would say respect the instructions. Growers have done a lot of research into the instructions.
 

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