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Product Description:

Keep the bees coming back with this colorful blend of 18 types of flowers specially selected for their nectar and pollen-producing ability. Providing an entire season of food for honey bees, bumble bees and other native species of bees, this mix is ideal to support their population. Increasing bee populations throughout the summer means that your veggies will have plenty of pollinators to keep the yields at a maximum. Planting rate: 3–6 ounces per 1000 square feet; 8–16 pounds per acre. Germination code: (4)

Bee Feed Mix Contents
Purple Giant Hyssop (Agastache rugosa), New England Aster (Aster novae-angliae), China Aster (Callistephus chinensis), Siberian Wallflower (Cheiranthus allionii), Lance-Leaved Coreopsis (Coreopsis lanceolata), Plains Coreopsis (Coreopsis tinctoria), Chinese Forget-Me-Not (Cynoglossum amabile), Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea), Fleabane Daisy (Erigeron speciosus), California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica), Indian Blanket (Gaillardia pulchella), Globe Gilia (Gilia capitata), Tidy Tips (Layia platyglossa), Blue Flax (Linum perenne), Sweet Alyssum (Lobularia maritima), Bergamot (Monarda fistulosa), Baby Blue Eyes (Nemophila menziesii), Corn Poppy (Papaver rhoeas)
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Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Kathy L.
Beautiful, but an unexpected downside

Both the bee and beneficial bug mixes produce beautiful beds of flowers, and attract a fair number of pollinators (though if you really want bees, try Territorial's Lacy Phacelia--whoa, baby! But that's another review). We enjoyed the blooms for months, but as the mix matured, these little prickly seed heads started showing up. Finally figured they're from the forget-me-nots, and now I see where the plant gets its name. You will NEVER get rid of these seed heads. They attach themselves to every fabric, and ruin a good many. They don't come out in the wash, so if you overlook one, it will attach itself to a non-gardening item in the laundry and potentially snag and ruin that, too.

I'd attach some pictures of the blooms, but I guess that's not a review feature. Anyway, unlike the beneficial bug mix, this one is a mixed blessing.

The bees did enjoy this flower, as they do every blue flower, but I wish Territorial Seed would offer forget-me-nots as a separate selection so gardeners can decide for themselves if dealing with these seed heads is worth it. Borage would attract as many bees with a lot less trouble.

Flower mixes: Broadcast at a rate of 2 grams per 17 square feet or 1 ounce per 250 square feet unless otherwise noted. Mix an ounce of seed with a gallon of sand or fine vermiculite for a more even sowing.

Regional Wildflower mixes: Our custom mix contains approximately 15 varieties of annual and perennial, native and naturalized species for the Pacific Northwest. This blend produces a profusion of color beginning in spring and changing throughout the season.

The color and beauty of a flower garden can lift the spirit and renew the soul, and a bouquet of fresh cut flowers will bring sunshine into your home. Over the years we have conducted extensive flower trials, concentrating on varieties that are easy to grow-many from direct-sowing- have superior color and fragrance, and make a good cut flower. Take a bit of time, relax and enjoy a cup of steaming hot chocolate, and look over our selections. We think you'll find just what you're looking for.

Germination Codes
Given at the end of each description to give you specific information.
(1) Germination occurs between 70-85°F and within 6-15 days. Sow indoors and cover lightly.
(2) Needs a period of pre-chilling. Mix seeds with moistened peat moss and place in plastic bag. Seal and place bag in an area where the temperature is around 60°F for 2-3 days. Then place in the refrigerator for 30-90 days. After pre-chilling, place seed on sterile seedling mix and cover lightly. Germination may take up to 30 days.
(3) Needs darkness to germinate. Remove cover as soon as germination occurs.
(4) Direct sow in the garden as soon as the soil warms to at least 55°F.
(5) Germination may be slow and erratic. A fluctuating temperature of 75°F during the day and 50°F at night may help.
(6) Needs at least 12 hours of light per day to germinate. Press into the medium but do not cover. Keep moist.
Note: For those varieties that indicate a (1) or (6), a very light covering of vermiculite will allow adequate light to the seed and keep it uniformly moist.

• As a general rule, flowers can be sown when soil has warmed to at least 55°F
• Apply 1-2 cups of TSC's Complete fertilizer per 5 row feet, and 1 inch of compost
• If you prefer to soak your seeds: soak in 85°F water for 1-3 hours and plant immediately — longer soaking times are often detrimental; seeds need air to live

Direct Sowing
• Seeds should be buried 2 times their narrowest dimension and covered with finely raked soil or vermiculite unless otherwise noted
• Some varieties can take over a month to germinate so mark your rows, keep them moist, and for larger seeds like sunflowers, use bird netting

• Sow 5-6 weeks prior to anticipated transplant date
• If seeds need darkness, cover with 2 sheets of newspaper or plastic, remove upon the first signs of germination
• We recommend feeding your seedlings Age Old Grow, diluted to 1/4 strength

Insects & Disease
• Early watering and good weed control will generally alleviate most problems
• Pyrethrin will control most insects

Harvest & Storage
• For fresh-cut flowers: Harvest in the morning when flowers are their freshest and petals are just opening
• Cut with a clean knife that has been dipped in a solution of 10% household bleach
• A few drops of bleach in the vase will prolong their beauty

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