The Floral Project Flower Club has been designed to help you sow, grow and give cut flowers along with everyone else here as we all do the same.
Don't worry if you've never grown flowers before - this is the perfect moment to start - and we'll hold your hand every step of the way - there's nothing like the sense of achievement when your first flower blooms :)
As part of The Flower Club, you'll receive our monthly Flower Kit - no need to figure out what to sow when, just wait for your box to arrive and then grow alongside me and the rest of The Floral Project step-by-step as we all grow together.
I keep it simple by selecting seeds for five of the easiest-to-grow cut flowers, the same ones I'm sowing myself, perfect for the vase and for posies to give away - this month they are all hand-picked for sowing in June.
In the June Flower Kit, we kick off the 2022 flowers by sowing our biennial seeds (I know, seems crazy, right??? But trust me, you'll be glad you started now) - alongside growing some flowers for later this summer too.
Honesty: (Violet) Beautiful purple flowers from early spring. Honesty is also known as lunaria and the reference to the moon is demonstrated by the beautiful seed pods these flowers make as they die back. These can be dried and go from green to beautiful silver so can be used in dried flower arrangements too.
Biennial: Sow in June for early flowers in 2022. 25 seeds (approx)
Sweet Rocket: (Purple) Strong stems with clusters of lilac or white four-petalled tiny flowers, this plant is as much loved by bees as people!
Biennial: Sow in June for early flowers in 2022. 250 seeds (approx)
Californian Poppy: (Carmine King) Quick and easy to grow, these pink flowers and feathery foliage are perfect for jam jar arrangements and will flower all summer long. They are cut and come again flowers so perfect for The Floral Project.
Biennial: Sow in June for early flowers in 2022. 95 seeds (approx)
Nasturtium: (Double Salmon Gleam) These pale apricot flowers are quick to germinate create bushy foliage and double and semi-double beautifully scented flowers, perfect for your jam jar posies. Plus you can add them to salads too.
Annual: Will flower this summer. 16 seeds (approx)
Zinnia: (Pale Rosy Lavender) These gorgeous pink-purple flowers on long sturdy stems will create a pop of colour in any of your floral arrangements.
Annual: Will flower this summer. 125 seeds (approx)
If you're just starting out with The Floral Project and growing your cut flower patch, this is the easiest way to get started. Sidestep the overwhelm, the 'Which seeds do I sow when?' question and grow alongside all our other Floral Project members sowing exactly the same high quality seeds as you - and cheering on your progress as they grow:)
I'll provide instructions so you know exactly what to do with them and then as each seed becomes a seedling, and a flower ready to cut and put into jam jar posies and bouquets to fill our houses and give away, we'll all be doing it together.
The June Flower Kit will be sent out to you in mid-June (we don't want you sowing these particular seeds too early in the month) with full instructions so we can all grow together - all in our beautiful packaging, which makes it an ideal gift too.
I'm designating the 19th and 20th June as our 'Biennial Sowing Weekend' so we can all do this together - so your seeds will be with you in plenty of time for you to join us.
Postage and packing is included.
You'll also have access to our Floral Project Community so you can share your pictures and be inspired by others who are all growing to give.
Feeling all warm and fluffy already:)
I hope you decide to grow alongside us.
How does it work?
You'll make your first payment of £14.95 today and June's seeds will be sent to you in mid-June, ready for sowing at any point that month - so we can all grow together at the same time.
While you wait for them to arrive, I'll let you know some simple actions you can take so that you're ready to go as soon as they arrive - and to help you get clear on who you might be growing them for!
After you receive your first set of seeds, you'll be billed £14.95 again on the 1st of July and then on the 1st of every month - and receive a new Flower Kit containing a different set of 5 seeds through your letterbox at the start of each month.
You can cancel or skip any month before the 23rd of the month before from inside our portal - I'll let you know what's coming up.
For example, in July we are sowing more Eschscholzia, Foxglove, Canterbury Bells, Wallflower and Sweet William seeds so you'll have the complete set of all the biennial seeds you'll need to create your cut flower patch. (Although, please note, these may change if any are unavailable).
I do hope you decide to join us as we all grow together.
PS - We can only ship our Flower Kits to those in the UK (excl. Northern Ireland).
"I received my Flower Kit yesterday and it was the most beautiful thing I ever received - thank you Nic. I live in Cornwall and I have a smallish garden but I am on a waiting list for an allotment so my fingers are crossed that when the time is right, I will be able to have more space to grow flowers. I do not consider myself a gardener- I have always bought plants rather than grown from seed but since lockdown we have started a small vegetable patch and I'm keen to extend this for flowers. I may have to get a bit more creative for space but oh well! The idea of giving flowers makes me so happy. Thank you Nicola for this beautiful opportunity and I love and appreciate seeing all of your photos everyone. The flowers are looking stunning." - Kate
A link to a grow-together video and our Floral Project Community will be sent with each Flower Kit.
Start under cover between March and June. Sow onto the surface of the compost and cover lightly. Prick out when first two true leaves appear into 9cm pots and plant seedlings into garden after last frost. Alternatively, direct sow onto soil from late May through to the end of July and thin to final spacing when a few cm tall. May require staking.
Final Spacing: 22cm
Pinch: Yes when 20cm tall
Position: Full or partial sun
Harvest: Flowers June - October. Cut and deadhead to encourage more flowers
Direct sow from May to July, 20mm deep and cover. Prefer poor soil. Seedlings will appear in 2-3 weeks then thin to 20cm spacing when a few cm tall.
Final Spacing: 20cm
Position: Full sun
Harvest: Flowers June - October.
Start under cover in June or July. Sow 3mm deep and cover with compost. Can take up to 28 days to germinate. Prick out when first two true leaves appear into 9cm pots and plant seedlings into garden 6 weeks before last frost.
Final Spacing: 30cm
Position: Full sun
Harvest: Flowers May - September
Start under cover between June and July. Sow 1mm deep and cover with compost. Can take up to 21 days to germinate. Prick out when first two true leaves appear into 9cm pots and plant seedlings into garden 6 weeks before last frost. Alternatively, direct sow between March and May for late summer flowering.
Final Spacing: 15cm
Position: Full sun
Harvest: Flowers May – September
Start under cover between June and July. Sow onto the surface of the soil and cover lightly. Often irregular germination so sow more than you need and be patient! Prick out when first two true leaves appear into 9cm pots and plant seedlings into garden 6 weeks before last frost.
Final Spacing: 45cm
Position: Full sun
Harvest: Flowers April – July