Who doesn’t love a garden full of colorful flowers? It’s spectacular to look at and it’s helping the ecosystem by providing nutrition and pollen to various necessary insects. But, planting a garden every year can be challenging for busy people and perennial flowers can take a long time to grow. Fortunately, by growing your garden from flower seeds, you can get a gorgeous garden to grow quickly and cost-effectively. Not only that, but you’ll have a lot more flower choices to pick from when you start with seeds. Here are some of the easiest flowers to grow from seeds.
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These bright orange, yellow, and red flowers are sure to catch the eye, as their colors are bold and striking. They are easy to grow and hardy, even in climates that aren’t normally friendly to flowers. You can either grow marigolds by directly seeding your garden after the last frost of the spring or you can start them indoors by sowing the seeds about one-eighth of an inch deep in potting soil. You can expect to see sprouts within a week.
If you live in a hot and dry climate, bachelor’s buttons are a perfect choice for an easy flower to plant from seeds. They come in dark purple, pink, and blue colors that contrast nicely with brighter flowers, and they look fabulous in cut- and dried-flower bouquets. They can be sown directly into the ground immediately after the last frost of the spring season or you can start them inside about eight weeks before the last frost date. When planting the seeds about one-eighth of an inch deep in soil, you’ll see sprouts start to pop up in one to three weeks.
Spider-flower bears or cleomes bloom in colors ranging from white to pink, and magenta to purple. They are simple to plant and often self-seed for years after the first planting. While you can plant them directly into the ground, you will need to wait until the soil is completely warm. Otherwise, start these fragrant flowers indoors about six to eight weeks before the last frost of the spring. You should not bury these seeds, but instead, spread them evenly across the surface of the soil. They will sprout in one to two weeks.
Give your garden a bit of dimension by planting these tall, slender, blue, lavender, pink, or purple flowers. They look great when planted along the back border of a garden so they can tower over smaller plants. Larkspur will self-seed year after year, so expect them to return and keep your garden colorful well after you plant them. The best part is you don’t have to wait until the last frost to plant these seeds. Sprinkle them around your garden in late winter or early spring or start them inside at one-eighth of an inch deep in potting soil. They will sprout in three to four weeks.
These four flowers are just the start of what you can grow in your garden from seeds. They don’t even take much work to get them growing. Plus, you’ll save some money by buying seeds instead of plants as well.