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You could do that, fall and last frost in spring seeding is common for your zone.I'd love to put some hostas there, but am having a hard time finding seeds or information on whether and how I can sow directly in the ground. I already have a couple varieties of hosta in my yard, but because of the dense hardware cloth along the ground by the run, I can't dig there to stick a tuber in, or even to plant a seedling started indoors, so I'd need to direct sow in the ground. Do you think direct sowing after last frost would work?
She doesn't have enough light for that plant. It will grow very weak and stunted under shade conditions.Nasturtium is fun - grows like crazy, and can add a spicy flare to any salad. Leaves and flowers are edible and it has a tendency to ramble. We use it for underplanting in our garden bed, though they can also get quite big in well fertilized soil. They're very hardy, and can stand up to chicken abuse once given a chance to establish. And while they can 'spread out', we've never had them show up where they weren't wanted.
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Pouring boiling water on the tuber helps as well.As @3KillerBs mentioned, you do not want pokeweed to grow there. Wild birds will eat the berries (they're not toxic to birds), and poop out the seeds, spreading the plant. The tuber is nigh onto impossible to kill; I tried to get rid of it in the front bed at work.
If you cut it off at the ground whenever you see it sprout up, you might starve the root to death.