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Flower seeds

ThelemanTheleman Posts: 54
edited April 2019 in Problem solving
hi all

I have bought a few packs of summer flower seeds from local supermarket.

Iam just wondering if the seeds would have good chance to do well, if they were just buried in the soil of the garden, or do they need to be germinated in the pots and in warm green house.

I do not own green house or even any pots, so I was just going to sprinkle in shallow trench of the garden and cover with soil and water, and hope for the best.

I am also waiting until it is end of May or early June, when it gets warmer outside.

Any advise or ideas on this? Thanks


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,104
    What sorts of seeds have you got?

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • ThelemanTheleman Posts: 54
    Lupin, Lavender, mixed annuals and mixed wild life.
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391
    The last two will be fine if sown outside where they are to flower - weed the area, rake it over, sow the seed, rake it again and water it every couple of days if no rain appears.  The other two really need starting off in small pots inside on a windowsill.  Wilko do a small windowsill tray, complete with small pots and clear lid for £4, if that helps.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • ThelemanTheleman Posts: 54
    Wow great ideas and advise. Thank you.
  • LynLyn Posts: 22,867
    I would sow the lupins and lavender in little pots for a start,  yogurts pots will do, you can buy a small bag of multi purpose compost from a garden centre or supermarket the a pack of pots, or save more yogurt pots to put them in once they have sprouted and got to about 2” tall. 

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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