10/2/10

Flower seeds that can be planted in the spring


If you’re thinking of planting flower seeds, you better get your gear ready and wait for spring to come. What makes the spring perfect for sowing new flower seeds are the spring rain and the mild temperatures of the season. For most cases, flower seeds can be planted when frost is no longer a threat. Particularly, annual flower seeds depend on warm weather and spring rain for it to withhold and blossom. When the flowers are not exposed to the rain due to warm weather, do make sure to generously water the flower seeds. When the condition of the soil is too dry, adding a potting soil or peat moss mixture would be helpful in ensuring the flower seeds develop and blossom into nice flowers.


While there are other times of the year for planting flower seeds, spring is the ideal time in for seeds to grow. When planting annual flower seeds in the spring, the gardener doesn’t have to wait for the dormant period to be over, and will not be looking at a short life for the plants. Flower seeds grown in the spring will have the advantages of the rain and the spring warmth in which to sprout. Once the ground is thawed and there is not likely to be more frost, it is time to ready flower seed for the garden. In dry areas, the ground will need to be watered regularly in order to create the ideal environment for new flower seeds. In many dry regions, the soil may also call for fertilizer, peat moss, or mulch as well.

Annual flower seeds can be planted as soon as the weather is mild. Hardy annuals, those with a higher tolerance to cold, can be started at the very beginning of the growing season, even if there is the possibility of another frost. For those who wish to have their plants flowering as soon as possible, starting annual flower seeds indoors in the late winter or cold part of the spring, and then transplanting them outdoors, is one way to get early blooms. This makes for an early flower garden using cheap seed instead of using expensive plants or seedlings from a nursery. But annuals are not the only flower seed variety that responds well to spring planting.

Once the weather is hospitable, annual flower seeds are ready to be planted. Regular annual seeds will need warm temperatures and should not be started until the frost season has passed. But, hardy annuals can be planted earlier in the year, and can withstand a surprise spring frost. Using hardy annual flower seeds will give the garden early blooms, but regular annuals can be cultivated as well. To grow these early, these flower seeds will have to be started in a pot indoors until the weather is warmer. At that point, they can be planted outside. This eliminates the need for buying blooming plants, which cost many times more than cheap seeds. In addition to annuals, there are other flower seed types that can be planted in the spring as well.

Perennial flower seeds usually need some cold temperatures before being planted, but can do this naturally in the soil. Perennial flower seeds should be started early in the spring both to give them some cold temperatures in which to germinate, and to ensure that they will be large enough by winter to survive freezing temperatures. If the climate is warm and mild all year, these flower seeds may need to be refrigerated before they can be planted. Perennial flower seeds grow into flowers than can live for three years or more, making them a popular favorite for gardeners. Taking special care of these seeds will eliminate the need to replant them each year.

A good time to start planting the perennial flower seeds is in early spring. Most of the varieties would be able to endure frosty condition. As the early spring is still somewhat cold, it is a suitable environment to start planting the flowers so they could develop. This would ensure a garden of perennial flowers before other type of flowers can bloom. Not only that, it would also allow the flowers to mature to survive the winter. If the seeds are bought too late in the spring or the weather of your country simply does not permit it to grow naturally as it’s too warm, you can always refrigerate the perennial flowers so they can germinate. Once planted, they can last for several years. This is good news for those who like flowers but does not really enjoy getting themselves dirty with dirt all the time.

Also commonly planted in the spring are the wildflower seeds. Best known as the most resilient flower varieties around, wildflowers are reputably a favorite among gardener simply because there are easy to plant. The roots can easily take on any ground and the whole process of attending to wildflower is less troublesome. Besides that, wildflowers are cheaper than any other flower seeds. It can grow easily in most countries as it can endure the general condition of the weather. Wildflowers needs to be planted well in the early season so that the spring rain would be able to provide the source of water needed. Sometimes, wildflowers need to be tilled for it to flourish but rarely do they require any special fertilizers. This has been a great reason of why many states and countries choose to plant these flowers besides highways and roundabouts. Not only does it serve as a good support to provide erosion, it also needs little care and maintenance.

Although the cost of bearing the wildflower seeds is cheap, the flowers that they produce can be quite a sight. That is also one of the reasons why many homes choose to have the wildflowers at their backyard or even along their driveway. The ease in which they can sprout and grow, as well as requiring little tending and care makes it a favorite in a garden or a yard. To get a better chance of them surviving longer, one can do a little bit of tilling. Like other plants as well, even if it’s low maintenance one still need to water it especially during the dry season to ensure it will stay blooming in your garden.

By: J Dahlberg

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