Country Lore: Aster Seeds Become Spring Flowers

A Connecticut reader found out aster seeds tossed uncovered into her garden in March would sprout and bloom into spring flowers.
By Mary Pranulis
February/March 2010
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Surprisingly hardy, aster seeds don't need a lot of help from you to become spring flowers.
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About 10 years ago in early spring, I threw some aster seeds that I had saved from the previous year out into my flower garden. I was surprised later to discover they had germinated and grown.

Since then, I sow the seeds every year in mid-March, uncovered, and always have more than enough spring flowers for myself and to give away.

Mary Pranulis
Naugatuck, Connecticut








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