Cre­ate colour­ful flowerbeds with our combo seed packs

Our new seed packet project is a great wa y for you to cre­ate colour­ful nooks and fab­u­lous flowerbeds in your own back yard.

Home (South Africa) - - CONTENTS - By Marié Ester­huyse • Sketches Pi­et­man Diener

April is the ideal month to sow flower seeds. This way you will have a gar­den filled with glo­ri­ous colour in late win­ter and spring. And thanks to Home’s seed packet project – which in­cludes plant­ing plans – this is eas­ier than ever.

Home has joined forces with Kirch­hoffs Seed to bring you three ex­cit­ing combo-packs of flower seed. Choose from one of the op­tions on the right – each combo-pack con­sists of six packets of seed.

Cre­ate the per­fect bor­der

• Se­lect an area that gets about six hours of sun­light a day; the seedlings won’t thrive in too much shade and won’t flower well. • Pre­pare the soil prop­erly. Care­fully re­move all stones and weeds and then dig over the soil well. Work plenty of com­post about 20cm deep into the soil. Add a few hand­fuls of or­ganic fer­tiliser such as Bounce­Back and work it into the top 5cm of soil. Rake the soil evenly be­fore sow­ing. • Each combo-pack comes with a tai­lor-made plan that shows you where to sow the seed ac­cord­ing to height. Fol­low this plan or sow the seed in a mixed fash­ion, but re­mem­ber that a mixed sow­ing will not have as much im­pact. The same kind of flow­ers planted to­gether cre­ate a strik­ing dis­play. • Wa­ter the seedbed well; use a fine-spray noz­zle so the seed doesn’t get washed away. Keep the seedbed wet – test it with your fin­ger, it should never dry out. Within a week or two, you’ll see the first signs of life in your flowerbed.

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