Sowing wildflower seeds is a rewarding way to fill your outdoor space with pollen-producing flowers. Planting wildflowers can provide a rich ecosystem for bees, butterflies and other bugs, which will benefit not just your outdoor space, but the planet at large.
To grow your wild meadow 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 enjoy 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 wild meadow flowers will return year after year, turning your garden into a pollinator paradise.