Brighten up your garden, balcony or pattio with beautiful flowers in your favorite color that match your garden. At Horticentre we have a wide range of flower seeds to keep your garden flourishing all year round. Come to our garden center or choose your flower seeds here online, in our webshop!.
How to grow flowers from seeds in your garden
Growing flowers from seeds is easier then you might think! You can grow flower seeds indoors, in a planter, or outside in your garden or flower bed. The three most important components for successful growing your own flowers are moisture, sunlight and proper soil. Once the seedling becomes a flower, you should care for it like you would any other flower!
We like to share some tips and tricks with you to make sure you will be successful at growing a beautiful flower garden
1.Till the soil before planting the seeds
Use a tiller, rake or pitchfork to dig 6–8 inches (15–20 cm) under the soil. Turn the soil over until you’ve loosened all the soil in your flower bed. You may also want to incorporate compost in the soil to promote flower growth.
2. Sprinkle or bury the seeds, per the instructions
Soft-shelled seeds should be pressed lightly into the soil, while hard-shelled seeds should be completely covered with soil. Read the instructions on the package to see which method you should use.
3. Make sure to mark the planting area
This is useful when planting a wide variety of seeds. The visual reminder will also let you know whether the flowers are growing or if your seeds failed to germinate. Keep in mind: Not all seeds will become flowers. Labeling will also prevent you from mistaking your seeding for weeds.
4. Lightly mist your Flowerbed to moist the soil
Lightly mist your flowerbed with water so that the soil is moist. The soil should always be moist while the seeds are germinating. To see whether the soil is moist enough, press your finger down into your flowerbed. If the soil feels dry under the surface, you know you need to water your seeds.
5. Wait for your flowers to germinate
The flowers should germinate within 3 weeks to a month. If you don’t notice that they are starting to grow, you can consider putting more seeds in the ground.
6. Water your flowers
If it rains, you don't have to water your flowers. However, it's important the soil under the flowers stays moist. If you have a period of time with no rain, water them so that the top 6–8 inches (15–20 cm) remains moist at all times. Make sure to have the right watering solution for your garden!
7. Prune dying flowers and leaves
Pruning the flowers after they have bloomed is important to encourage new growth. Use a set of hand pruners and clip away old or damaged flower petals or leaves.
8. Use an organic fertilizer
Use an organic fertilizer and it promote the health of your flowers and will brighten their color. At Horticentre we have fertilizers designed for your specific type of flower. Sprinkle it on the soil around your flowers. Read the instructions before you use the fertilizer so that you don't over fertilize them, which could kill them. A balanced 5-10-10 fertilizer can be used on the widest variety of flowers.