Every year I plant something for Mothers on Mother’s Day, but I always forget to do it soon enough. So I usually end up sending home little shoots of something unrecognizable as a flower… or sometimes even worse, little buckets of dirt with a label promising that someday they might be something. One year over a long weekend I actually swapped my dirt filled buckets with transplanted beautiful blooms I bought at the hardware store. So bad I know.
This year I am determined to have blooms or at least near blooms by Mother’s Day without cheating. I saved flower seed packets from last year, looked on the back to see how long it should be until they blooms, discovered I had saved the packets for nothing because they only tell you when they sprout, so I looked it up online and found the following information for us all. So mark your calendars:
Marigolds – 45 Days to flowers – plant by March 28th
Zinnias – 62 Days to Flowers – Plant by March 10th
Or if you are interested I’m my windowsill herb garden project you can read about it here:
Chives – 60 Days to harvest – Plant by March 12th
Rosemary – 42 Days to Harvest – Plant by March 30th (Fully grown these are very large – So I
actually would recommend planting Mid April)
Basil – 42 Days to Harvest – Plant by March 30th
Parsley – 70-90 Days to Harvest – Plant Now
Lavender – 126 – 161 Days to Harvest – Plant Now
They both have loads of information and lots of different plants you may choose to grow in your classroom this year.