susiebower Posts: 113
Hello again - Newbie Gardener with another question! I'm shortly hoping to sow wildflower seeds into a patch of ground (not grassed) to make a mini wildflower area. From what I can glean, it's best to just wet the ground, then sow the seeds directly onto the soil and leave it at that. Except... I have lots of birds who peck around all the time in that patch, so won't they just eat up the seed? Is there anything else I can try that will give the seeds a better chance? (I've also read about people tamping the seeds down with their shoes, but I can't easily do this as there are lots of bulbs growing in that area at the moment). Thanks!
I don't think you need to wet the ground. Sow but make sure to keep the area watered over the next two months. The tamping with feet is to ensure that the seed has good contact with the earth and isn't hanging in the air. Tamp with feet where you can. As to birds, you can try to net the area if it's small enough. Move any birdfeeders away from the area.