How to Grow Wildflowers
Wildflowers are joyful reminders of the beauty that can be found in nature. Bringing wildflowers to your home and surroundings is a great way to bring happiness or just add some visual appeal to your space. It's a bonus, but a vital bonus that growing wildflowers helps the bees and other pollinators in the process. Wildflowers can be grown from seeds or seed balls, such as Seedless. Seedles are fun sized seed balls that make growing wildflower seeds simpler than ever. Essentially, just place them in a sunny, non-weedy environment, add water and you’ll have brilliant wildflowers growing around your home!
Growing wildflowers does take time and patience, butplanting wildflower seeds can be simple if a few steps are followed
1.Find a good location to plant
Picking a good spot to sow your wildflower seeds is probably one of the most important steps to successfully growing wildflowers. Find a spot with good sun and good drainage. It is recommended to find a spot that gets at least 4-6 hours of direct sunlight each day, but more sun is better. This means that the best area might not be right next to houses or barns.
2.Determine the best wildflower(s) to plant
Picking a wildflower or seed mix that will grow in your space is essential. Make sure you pick wildflower seeds that are native to your region and can grow in the space you have selected. This means taking into consideration sunlight, temperature, and soil in the area.
Other considerations should be picking wildflower seeds that are GMO-free and do not contain neonicotinoids. Most wildflower seeds are not certified organic, but it is important to get your seeds from reputable distributors to ensure the highest quality of our product. All Seedles do not contain neonicotinoids, are GMO-free and are native to that region.
3.Determine the best time to plant
The optimum planting time depends upon many factors like climate and average rainfall. Click here to read our article onwhen it is best to grow wildflowers. Generally, the best times to plant wildflower seeds are just after the final winter frost (early spring) or in the late fall at least 10 weeks before the first frost. In nature, many wildflower seeds drop in the fall months before the rain and then wildflower seeds remain dormant until they are sufficiently watered and outside temperatures have warmed enough for germination.
In colder climates fall plantings can be done, but spring or early summer seeding is best. For a fall planting in a colder climate, it is recommended to plant 10 weeks before the first frost, to give them time to establish to survive the winter. Spring plantings should be done as soon as the risk of frost is gone and the planting area can be worked. Furthermore, early summer plantings can be done if rainfall patterns are anticipated or supplemental irrigation is available.
In mild climates, plant fall through spring to take advantage of winter rainfall. Planting in the fall allows the plants to develop and provide an earlier display of wildflowers in the spring. For a spring planting, make certain rainfall is expected, otherwise supplemental irrigation will need to be supplied.
4.Prepare the soil for planting
After the optimum site is decided upon, it is essential to remove grass and weeds to give the wildflower seeds the best chance of sprouting. Depending on the size, this can be done with a garden hoe, shovel and rake, or with heavy machinery such as a roto-tiller for larger areas. Additionally, it is best for the soil to be loosened to give the seedlings the best chance to thrive.
5.Plant the seeds with proper spacing
The optimum spacing is going to depend on the mixture that is planted and the type of coverage you are desiring. Space seeds according to the directions on the packaging. For Seedles, each seedball can cover up to 1 square foot of space, but for a denser patch, place 3-4 Seedles per square foot.
Depending on size of the area, planting can be done by hand or by a seeder for larger jobs. To plant, place seed balls on the top of the soil and gently compress them into the soil using a roller or walking over the area. Planting Seedles is incredibly easy and they just need to be pushed halfway into prepared soil, so the top half is out of the soil, but the bottom half is nicely nestled into its fertile surroundings.
6.Keep area watered well so wildflowers grow
Proper amounts of water is essential for wildflower seeds to germinate. Seeds should be watered daily and soil should remain moist until the emerging seedlings are 4 to 6 inches tall. After that, watering can be done once or twice a week.
7.Enjoy your wildflowers!
Depending on which flowers were chosen, wildflowers can either be annuals or perennials. Perennial wildflowers will come back year after year, but the annuals just give one year of blooms.
Planting wildflowers is great fun and brings the rainbow right into your world. If this inspires you to grow wildflowers and you find the process rewarding, why not try Best Wildflower Seed Bombs! Click here for details. It’s easier than you think!
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