How can I grow flowers from seeds in the ground?

Deb Kelley
by Deb Kelley
  5 answers
  • Shoshana Shoshana on Jun 06, 2017
    If you're going to plant your flower seeds directly into the garden the seeds need to be large enough to handle. Dust-like seeds (such as petunias and snapdragons) will get lost if you try to direct-sow them (plant them right into the garden).
    Start your seeds indoors 4 to 8 weeks before you plan on transferring them to your outdoor garden. Moisten the soil before adding the seeds. Add enough water to get a spongy wet consistency, but do not completely saturate the soil. Follow the instructions on your seed packet to plant the seeds and space your seeds about 1/4 inch apart. Water again lightly.

  • Eileen DeRitis Eileen DeRitis on Jun 06, 2017
    prepare the area by removing and grass or weeds, make sure it's in a sunny location and sprinkle seeds and cover with an inch of loose soil and water. remember to water as needed and you should see sprouts soon

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Jun 06, 2017
    You can try direct sowing fine seeds, but make sure you cover them and pat it down gently, and water very gently until the plants are big enough to handle more water. That way you don't wash them away because they aren't able to be planted as deep. I usually cover them with wet potting soil rather than having them need to be watered right away and they get a little more settled in the soil.

  • Karen Karen on Jun 07, 2017
    Its really better to start in small pots but i have started some seeds in ground. I just prepare my area by loosening soil- adding in good pitting soil then follow directions on seed packet.