Marigold - Petite Mixed
Create a wonderful display of rich oranges and reds with these petite marigolds which produce double pom-pom flowers.
Nasturtium - Tom Thumb
These easy to grow plants provide large, vivid blooms in bright reds, oranges and creams.
Viola - Bambini Mixed
This is a beautiful petite, free flowering variety of viola, which is perfect for edging, rockeries and pots.
Sunflower - Giant Yellow
This sunflower features brilliant yellow flowers on tall strong stems, a must for your garden.
Sow the seeds 5mm deep in trays of moist compost, be careful not to over-water. Store in a warm place not in direct sunlight, and ensure the compost is kept moist. It is a good idea to cover with a clear plastic bag until the seeds germinate. Once the seedlings appear, remove the plastic. It is also useful to label the trays for future reference.
When the seedlings are strong enough to handle they can be transplanted into bigger pots or trays. Be careful when easing the roots out as they can easily be damaged. Do not overcrowd the plants. Keep the pots in a warm, light position and turn regularly. Once all chance of frost has passed the plants can be transplanted into growing beds outside. Harden off first.
Marigolds: April – May
Nasturtium: March – May
Sunflowers: March – June
Viola: May – June
Sow the seeds 0.5cm deep direct in flowering location, thin as necessary. Keep moist and weed free.