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tuffnelljohntuffnelljohn DartmoorPosts: 200
Hi,

This may be a stupid question, but am I ok to scatter these seeds now or should I wait until Autumn (like the instructions say!)

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  • WildFlower_UKWildFlower_UK Cambridgeshire, UKPosts: 215
    Generally wildflower seeds like a period of cold before it warms up and they wake up. If you can bare it, I would wait until the Autumn for optimum results. But you could maybe sprinkle a few now and see what happens...!
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,922
    For where you and I live John, I would wait until Autumn,  it’s always nice and damp then, you know how dry the ground can get through the summer, it’s so free draining.
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • tuffnelljohntuffnelljohn DartmoorPosts: 200
    Lyn said:
    For where you and I live John, I would wait until Autumn,  it’s always nice and damp then, you know how dry the ground can get through the summer, it’s so free draining.
    Thanks Lyn. You know how impatient I am!! :D 

    I will hold-on until autumn.
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,336
    Half now, the rest in autumn?
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,922
    John , we’re  all like that when we start off,  so many people, every year think they will sow early, get ahead with planting etc,  you learn over the years. 
    Plenty to do over the summer.  If I have a packet of mixed seeds, I sow them in a tray then sort them out when they’ve germinated. 
    Does it say what the seeds are.?  There may be some annuals in there. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • tuffnelljohntuffnelljohn DartmoorPosts: 200
    Lyn said:
    John , we’re  all like that when we start off,  so many people, every year think they will sow early, get ahead with planting etc,  you learn over the years. 
    Plenty to do over the summer.  If I have a packet of mixed seeds, I sow them in a tray then sort them out when they’ve germinated. 
    Does it say what the seeds are.?  There may be some annuals in there. 
    No, unfortunately doesnt say what the seeds are. Ive forgotten where I got them from.

    It makes sense to scatter them in autumn as they will just burn if I scatter them now. The recent sun has been welcome and glorious!  B)
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