Flowers from Seed
It’s amazing how a tiny little seed can grow into a beautiful flowering plant. One packet of seeds gives you heaps of flowers! Sow them in seed trays or recycled containers that are 6-7cm deep with drainage holes in the bottom. 1 Fill your container with seed raising mix. 2 Water with a watering can or soft shower hose nozzle and wait for it to drain. 3
For big seeds: use a pencil to make a hole in the mix that’s about twice the depth of the seed, cover it over and press down gently.
For tiny seeds: Take a pinch of seeds between two fingers and sprinkle over the mix. 4 Cover with fine layer of mix. Do not cover very tiny seeds. Water with a fine mist spray. Keep the seed raising mix moist (not wet) while you wait for the seeds to germinate. You should see the first leaves in one to two weeks. Some seeds take longer than others. 5 When your plants are about 10cm high or have their second set of leaves, it’s time to plant them into the garden or bigger pots.