Grow your own bouquet: Indoor sowing

March 16, 2018

It’s no secret that I love flowers, and one of my favourite parts of the summer is having jars full of them around the house, freshly picked from our garden.

The work starts now though, and around mid-March each year, I start to grow my plants from seed. Hopefully in a few months time, I’ll have my own Summer bouquet to enjoy (Fingers crossed!)

Over the last couple of years, our Sweet Peas have done really well, so of course they are on the list. This year I’m trying to try my hand at a few new blooms, and I’ve picked up packets for snapdragons, lupins and cornflowers, alongside a butterfly mix. The snapdragons seeds were included in my Beefayre Mummy Bee set – so they are extra special.

It’s so easy to get started with seeds, and I tend to use a windowsill propagator. Our bedroom window seems to be a good spot, getting plenty of sunshine through the day.

I pop a little compost in each cell, making sure it’s not packed too tightly, and that each one is filled.

Then I poke each cell, three quarter of the way down, leaving a hole for the seeds to fall in.

Seeds are then dropped in each cell, and I do my best to remember which type I’ve planted where. Before I forget, I write their names on the lid with a chalk-pen.

Then it’s time for a little water, and they are ready to sit on our window sill. I’ll be checking each day to see how my little seedlings are getting on, giving them a quick drink as and when they need it.

I’ll be sowing the cornflowers and butterfly mix seeds directly into the garden, so hopefully the terrible weather will clear up soon…

Every time I see our windowsill I get little butterflies… despite how grim the weather is, Summer is finally on the way!