Top 10 seed sowing tips

Sowing success

Don’t sow your native wild flower seeds without reading our simple sowing tips…

  1. Choose a space that's as bare, open and sunny as possible.
  2. Please don't sow your seeds in or near open countryside or nature conservation areas.
  3. Give your seeds the best chance by raking until the soil has a fine and crumbly texture.
  4. Sprinkle your seeds evenly across the soil; seeds need sunlight, so don't bury them.
  5. If you're using a container, make sure it has drainage holes before filling it with soil or compost.
  6. Keep the soil moist. When it's hot this could mean watering every day.
  7. Locate your Grow Wild DIY bee house close to your space to provide shelter for solitary bees.
  8. Watch out for slugs and snails, and check your space for weeds - if they emerge, trace the stems down and gently remove them.
  9. Your wild flowers should bloom within 14 to 16 weeks but be patient; remember perennials won't flower until the second year.
  10. Enjoy your space with activities like bug hunts and art workshops.

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