Sowing seeds is a rewarding way to fill your outdoor space with pollen-producing flowers. Planting these flowers provides a rich source of pollen and nectar, and in return, you can enjoy the company of bees, butterflies, and other pollen-loving creatures.
To grow your flowers, sow the seeds about 5cm apart in potting trays and put them somewhere warm and bright. Keep the soil moist. When sprouts appear, transfer the plants to 8cm pots and wait for them to grow. It should take about 10-14 days for sprouts to appear, then you’ll have mature plants within 90 days.
For best results, sow your seeds before the end of June. You should then get flowers until autumn. Flowers take about 90 days to mature and you can pick them as and when you like to make your own floral arrangements.
If sown in the ground, rather than in a pot, your wildflowers will return year after year, turning your garden into a pollinator paradise.