What is the best time to plant wild flower seeds in new jersey,

by Maryann
  10 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Oct 26, 2017

    After the last danger of frost to sow in the ground. Otherwise to start seeds in the house you can start them in the spring so they are ready to plant after the last expected frost date

  • Amanda Amanda on Oct 26, 2017

    Hi Maryann. Fall is a good time to put your seeds out. The thaw from winter water them in.

  • Bijous Bijous on Oct 26, 2017

    Sow after the last freeze in spring.


  • Pascale Nguyen Pascale Nguyen on Oct 26, 2017

    For Northeast areas, plant in spring, summer and fall.

  • Judy Judy on Oct 26, 2017

    If you have a garage, you can do this in Feb. Just start this in a egg carton, in the garage, and keep moist. You will have a head start on your neighbors.!! Best wishes!!! J.

  • Betsy Betsy on Oct 11, 2023

    Hi Mary Ann: Depending on the type of plant, some need to be in the ground in the fall and some in the spring after the last frost. But, as a general rule, I'd do it now. The best time for N.J. is after the season has ended and the ground has cooled to nearly freezing. There's still time! Most wildflower seeds need a period of moist cold to germinate, a phenomenon botanists refer to as stratification. Check this site for more help: https://blog.jungseed.com/wildflower-magic/

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Oct 12, 2023


  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Oct 12, 2023

    Any season but winter.

  • I always plant seeds in the spring.

  • Janice Janice on Oct 12, 2023

    You can get so much good free local information about planting from your County Extension Agent's office. Why not give them a call?