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How to Grow Your Wildflower Seeds
Grow Your Wildflower Seeds
Sow your wildflower seeds into a prepared seed bed from early May to mid-June; or in the fall from mid-September to late October. A late fall sowing will allow any dormant seeds to be naturally stratified over the winter. A very early spring sowing in late March to early April is also effective at providing natural stratification on any dormant seed.
Site Preparation: Remove any weeds by hand or apply an organic non-selective herbicide. Loosen soil to 2.5 cm depth with a stiff rake, cultivator, or hoe. Flowers will germinate and establish themselves much better when planted into a bed of well drained loose soil, rather than dense or compacted topsoil. Broadcast the seed and let Mother Nature do the rest. Smaller seeds can be mixed with dry sand to improve distribution when sowing. Natural forces such as rain, snow and frost-heaving of the soil will work the seed down into the soil bed. Irrigate through the first growing season as needed.
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