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is there any flowers I can sow in seed trays NOW in a growhouse, if so which are best? Or is it best to wait till spring?
You can sow some flowers and many of our native wildflowers are good candidates as they need a period of cold to germinate.
Native wildflowers such as corn cockle will be ok sown now as will quite a few perennial plants.
These are a few that I have found worked quite well...
'Love in the mist'
That names just a few to try but there are a lot more and s stated above lots of our wildflowers..
Another way to know what might work is to think about all the little seedlings that come up around the garden in Spring and make you curse, any of these plants will probably be easy to propagate from winter sowing and can of course then be planted where you want them!
and for the not necessarily wild flowers
astrantia, aquilegia, aconitum, eryngium
and many others in the ranunculaceae or apiaceae families
Sweet pea is another if you use a bit of heat indoors them put them in your grow house.
Oh I forgot Astrantia and it's one of my favorites!! Thanks nutcutlet.
Sow the wildflowers Tracey, lots of them need to be cold before they germinate and the rest won't mind. Native wildflowers and their seeds belong outside in our climate
Go for it Tracey
No the sweet peas will be hardy enough to go outside now mine are in a unheated mini greenhouse its just they wont germinate without a little heat if they put straight outside this time of year. As soon as they germinate I put them outside as they get leggy otherwise indoors.
Tracey, just sow into seed trays and leave in a cold frame our corner of the garden and they will pop up towards next Spring for pricking out and planting on early summer (hopefully)
You can sow direct into the border but the problem you may have is that they will be competing with weed seedlings and it may be difficult to distinguish what's what. The tray gives you more 'control' in my humble opinion but others may say differently.
Most important thing is to enjoy and look forward to when you plant them out!
Sow them Tracey, I'm sure that's what higgy meant. Some may have been better sown in autumn but they'll be fine.
Whats the best way to grow astrantia from seeds
I sow mine in autumn but now should be OK.
In pots, top with grit, leave outside to chill, they germinate in spring
I usually sow my Sweet Pea's about now and have beautiful displays all through the Summer/Autumn..give them a go Tracey
lol, I''ve only just started saving them, asked all my family to keep theirs too...they think I'm bonkers but they're yet to become gardeners
This works for me and you can vary the size.