How to Grow Wildflowers?
Growing wildflowers is a wonderful idea. Not only because wildflowers provide dynamic and seasonal beauty, but also because they are some of the best pollinator friendly plants. In fact, if you want to start a pollinator garden, mixing in wildflowers is the surest way to make your garden enjoyable to a large range of pollinators.
Wildflowers Seeds in Bulk
Your first step in growing wildflowers is to buy seed. Fortunately, there are many bulk seed sources, with some offering special wildflower seed mixes that contain shade tolerant plants as well as perennial plant mixes. You can even create a focused wildflowers garden and grow seed mixes that support specific endangered pollinators, such as monarch butterflies.
How to Grow Wildflowers in a Garden?
Growing wildflowers in your outdoor garden requires three simple steps:
- Choose an area that corresponds with the growing requirements and soil type of the wildflowers chosen.
- Clear any choking grass and weeds from this area and then follow planting instructions on the seed packet.
- Continue to weed and water your outdoor garden weekly, practicing patience while the wildflowers grow!
How to Grow Wildflowers in Pots?
What if you only have a small balcony or porch but still want to enjoy the beauty of wildflowers?
No worries, you can successfully grow wildflowers in pots! Simply follow these steps:
- Choose large and deep pots with good drainage, such as this self-draining 10” pot. This will help you avoid root rot and ensure the most room for strong root growth.
- Fill pots with rich, fertilized soil or an indoor potting mix.
- Don’t overseed your pot. Start off planting 10-12 wildflower seeds per large pot for starters.
- Water your wildflowers diligently and make sure they get at least a few hours of sunlight daily.
Don’t hesitate, start growing wildflowers today!By - Olivia Turner