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3 Tips When Planting Flower Seeds

Having a garden at home undoubtedly provides many satisfactions. It allows us to be active while we are working, it gives us a more beautified, fresh and purified home, and it gives us a place for recreation and relaxation. However, we must take into account that to keep it leafy and colorful, it is important to give it the corresponding dedication, taking into account the type of plants we want to have.

If we like flowers, they usually take a little longer to sprout, since many species have specific times to grow. But with a little patience and following the appropriate recommendations, the flowers we plant today will begin to open when least expected.

To start planting our first flower seeds , this time we share some basic tips that will help their germination.

How to plant flower seeds?

1. Select flowers that are easy to grow

Planting flowers is a process, as we already said, that requires time and dedication, however, it will give us great joy when we see the first petals. Additionally, flower seeds are very affordable, giving us the freedom to plant as many as we want.

Thus, the first tip is to choose species that are easy to grow:

Sunflowers : They require direct sunlight, so let’s just try to place it in a place where it will receive it throughout the day. They bloom at the end of summer and it is expected that around 10 days after sowing they will begin to sprout. They are robust, strong and grow tall.

Thought: It can be kept in the sun or in semi-shade (as long as it receives enough light). Resists cold and inhibits weed growth. The soil must be kept moist, so it is necessary to water according to its needs. They bloom in autumn, but in warm climates it can extend into spring.

Lavender: it is also essential that it receives direct sun. In itself, watering should be moderate, since it resists dry temperatures and also extreme cold very well. Furthermore, it is not demanding regarding the quality of the soil, due to its rustic character.

Chrysanthemums: it is a seasonal flower, so once spring-summer passes, it withers and loses its flowers. They require a lot of light and cool, ventilated spaces. It is important to fertilize them well in winter so that they bloom strongly as soon as the sun returns.

Another one is the carnation and the nasturtium , so all that remains is for us to choose our favorite colors: pink, orange, yellow, purple, among others, and play with the distribution.

2. Prepare the soil with fertilizer

It is also essential to prepare the soil so that the flower is properly nourished. Therefore, you have to dig a few centimeters deep, with the help of a pointed shovel or a fork , and then add a quality fertilizer. This product is made up of nutrients, such as nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium, which are necessary for the flower to grow strong, its colors to remain vivid, and the soil to drain and absorb water correctly.

There are fertilizers for all types of plants , as well as others that are specific for each flower , although we can also choose to create our own. We will only require organic matter (vegetable peels), boil them and then place them at the bottom. It is best that the fertilizer covers at least 6 cm of soil depth, to promote decomposition.

It should be noted that the fertilizer should not be added without first having moistened the soil well (without waterlogging) and without first having removed dry branches or weeds from around it. Additionally, the soil should not be very clayey, sandy or rocky, otherwise the soil will not be able to protect the roots or transport water well.

It is likely that each flower requires a different planting depth, depending on the height they reach, so it is important to find out about the needs of the different types of flower seeds.

3. Spread the seeds well

When sowing seeds it is important to spread them evenly throughout the designated area. Otherwise, the flowers will collide with each other when growing and are quite likely to wither prematurely or grow weakly. Flowers, like any plant, require enough space for their roots to grow and receive enough nutrients without affecting the others.

Once they are well distributed, it is time to cover with a light layer of soil and water again. It is important to keep them well hydrated in this first stage to stimulate seed germination. So it is advisable to use a watering can or irrigation gun that releases very fine water.

In addition, it is advisable to plant some flowers of the same species, in one place, to give them all the same care. And if we want flowers of different species, then we must designate an area for each type of flower. Thus the location and preparation of the soil will be focused on each need.

Depending on the square meters we have available, it is also possible to mix flowers of different colors and group them by their flowering season, so we will have our garden alive all year round.

Additional Tips for General Flower Care

Taking into account the previous advice, seed germination will occur shortly. However, the work does not end there, it is essential to continue with some basic care so that all our specimens are fresh and open at the expected time.

Water directly into the soil

Although a little water will refresh them, when watering we must avoid letting the water fall directly on the petals or leaves. This could cause them to detach or weaken. It is best that it goes directly to the soil, so that it better absorbs the moisture and takes it directly to the flower.

In addition, irrigation should be prioritized in the flowering stage and in the hottest seasons, so to ensure that it is constant, we can rely on an automatic irrigation system.

Protect flowers from the wind

Wind can be dangerous for flowers if it is too intense. On the one hand, it breaks the branches, stems and tissues, while, on the other, it interrupts the exchange of heat and gases between the exterior and interior of the flower, which slows down their development and dries them out. In addition, pollination decreases because bee activity decreases.

To prevent bad weather from spoiling our garden, when planting we should prefer places near fences, install a wooden fence or scatter the seeds among the bushes, so the height will cut off the gusts of wind.

Choose a low nitrogen fertilizer

If what we want is for our garden to be full of flowers, but not to grow too much, we must choose a fertilizer low in nitrogen. For quick stimulation, there is the alternative of applying liquid fertilizer, as this is immediately impregnated into the flower, making it ideal for use once a year. As for the rest of the season, it is best to use a granulated version, since absorption will be slower and will last for several days.

Now that we know how to germinate flower seeds, it is time to give life to our garden with flowers of different shapes and colors. Remember that the depth to plant and the amount of water will depend on each flower, so you have to do your research before doing so.

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