How to sow your free Pollinator Mix seeds

Find out how to sow your free Pollinator Mix seeds, by following our simple video guide.

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Do not Sow in January

Do not Sow in February

Do Sow in March

Do Sow in April

Do Sow in May

Do not Sow in June

Do not Sow in July

Do not Sow in August

Do not Sow in September

Do not Sow in October

Do not Sow in November

Do not Sow in December


Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Are you doing your bit to help bees, butterflies and other pollinators? By growing the right wildflower species you’ll ensure your garden is a magnet for insects such as solitary bees, honeybees and hoverflies.

Our March subscriber edition includes a free double-pack of seeds including vibrant sunflower Sunburst Mix and a Pollinator Mix from Mr Fothergill’s. The Pollinator Mix is packed with nectar- and pollen-rich flowers that pollinators will love, including corn marigold, flax and purple viper’s bugloss.

More on growing wildflowers

Find more inspiration on growing plants for pollinators in our collection of features, projects and videos. Plus, save on more seed varieties and a cloche for protecting seedlings, with our subscriber-only offers.

Six Months of Seeds – March extras

Get the best possible results, by the following our simple video guide to sowing the Pollinator Mix seeds, below.


You Will Need

  • Pollinator Mix seeds
  • Fork
  • Watering can with rose attachment

Step 1

Prepare the bed by removing any weeds and pricking the surface with a fork, then raking down the surface until it’s level.

Step 2

Pour a little seed into your hand, then scatter it over the soil surface evenly. If several seeds fall in one spot, flick them apart.

Step 3

Water using a watering can with a rose, so the seeds are not displaced. Label the area, and watch out for slug and snails.


Coming up – more free seeds

April: Tomato and basil

April: Tomato and Basil - Six Months of Seeds
April: Tomato and basil – Six Months of Seeds

The taste of summer. Packs worth £4.80

  • Tomato ‘Red Cherry’ – heavy crops of small fruits with delicious, sweet fruits flavour. Can be grown outside or in an unheated greenhouse
  • Basil ‘Lettuce Leaf’ – this unusual basil bears enormous, frilly-edged leaves, which have a sweet aromatic flavour you can enjoy all summer long

May: Cosmos and carrot

May: Cosmos and Carrot - Six Months of Seeds
May: Cosmos and carrot – Six Months of Seeds

A couple of classics in this double pack worth £5

  • Cosmos ‘Purity’ – this much-loved favourite will give you a dazzling display of large white flowers right through summer. Also great for cut flowers
  • Carrot ‘Royal Chantenay 3’ – sow direct in the ground, or in containers. Kids will love growing and eating this fast-growing variety and the small, sweet roots are delicious cooked whole

June: Zinnia and cornflower

June: Zinnia and Cornflower - Six Months of Seeds
June: Zinnia and Cornflower – Six Months of Seeds

Get speedy results with this colourful couple, worth £4.80

  • Zinnia ‘Early Wonder’ – large dahlia-like blooms in a mix of showy, vibrant colours
  • Cornflower ‘Blue Ball’ – easy to grow, with masses of bee-friendly blooms, cornflowers are the perfect cottage garden flower