Since we are now late enough in the month of June, I have mostly given up on getting annual seeds in the ground. The seeds which work the best for me are nasturtiums, marigolds and zinnias. There are still spaces which I can fill in with marigolds and zinnias as they are cheap seeds and easy to grow but the other seed of choice which I don't feel are too late to plant are sunflower seeds. We have ten acres so I could not BEGIN to afford to buy already started annuals in all of that space but sunflowers do work for accents etc.
The VERY cheapest way to grow sunflowers is to just go to my bird seed supply can and use those seeds for planting. It works fine. My favorite feed store lady pointed that out to me several years ago. Feed stores are awesome places to get bulk seed anyway. That is where I get my marigold and zinnia seeds for the most part. Just shove seeds in the ground in clusters and voila! Flower gardens.
I may put in some last minute morning glory seeds from the same place but most likely will forget this year. I am leaving for a week and have been living on panic gardening so I do not come home to a mess. Since the lawn mower has been broken for a month, I am sure I will be coming home to plenty of exercise in the lawn and garden center around here. It will be a jungle out there.
Okay......just made myself tired. Not an eloquent post but would call this my post of thrift. It would be even thriftier if I remembered to gather the seeds from year to year and buy nothing for seeds. We shall see what sort of energy I have left come this fall.