Sowing cut flowers in spring

Watch Rachel de Thame sow hardy annuals in spring for cutting later in the year.

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
To do
To do

Do not To do in January

Do not To do in February

Do To do in March

Do To do in April

Do To do in May

Do not To do in June

Do not To do in July

Do not To do in August

Do not To do in September

Do not To do in October

Do not To do in November

Do not To do in December

Rachel de Thame gets started on a new cut-flower garden, in this programme clip from Gardeners’ World. Here she shows you how to sow hardy annuals, such as nigella, directly outdoors in spring. Watch as she prepares the soil and sows in rows for easy picking of the flowers and seedheads all summer. Then, in another bed, she broadcast-sows a colour-themed cut-flower seed mix.