Flower Kit Instructions

 

Welcome to all of you who have just ordered your Flower Kits and seeds from The Floral Project store!

Before you get started, watch this video with everything you need to know before you open a packet of seeds!

Please then either follow the instructions on the back of your packets or find your simple sowing instructions below.

If you are a member of The Flower Club, please access The Secret Garden for a full grow-together video.

The April/Cosmos Flower Kit: 

Start your Cosmos under cover between late March and May by sprinkling onto surface of compost and covering lightly. Prick out when first two true leaves appear.

Alternatively, direct sow onto soil from March to June and thin to final spacing when a few cm tall. Will need staking.

Final Spacing: 30cm

Pinch: Yes when 20cm tall

PositionFull sun

Height: 90cm

Harvest: Flowers July-October. Cut and deadhead to encourage more flowers.

The May Flower Kit: 

Zinnia

Start under cover between March and May. 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 last frost date 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

Height: 75cm

Harvest: Flowers June - October. Cut and deadhead to encourage more flowers

Nicotiana

Start under cover between April and May. 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 last frost date through to the end of July and thin to final spacing when a few cm tall.

Final Spacing: 30cm

Pinch: No

Position: Full or partial sun

Height: 80cm

Harvest: Flowers June - October. Cut and deadhead to encourage more flowers

Phlox

Start under cover between April and May. Sow 1.5cm deep and exclude light by covering if starting under cover. Prick out when first two true leaves appear. Alternatively, direct sow onto soil from March to June and thin to final spacing when a few cm tall.

Final Spacing: 22cm

Pinch: Yes when 8cm tall

Position: Full sun

Height: 50cm

Harvest: Flowers June - September. Cut and deadhead to encourage more flowers.

Amaranthus

Start under cover between March and May or direct sow May and June. Sow onto the surface of moist soil - needs light for germination. Prick out when first two true leaves appear into 9cm pots and plant seedlings into garden after last frost.

Final Spacing: 45cm

Pinch: Yes 

Position: Full sun

Height: 120cm

Harvest: Flowers July-Sept

Strawflower

Start under cover between January and May. Sow onto the surface of the compost - they need light to germinate. Prick out when first two true leaves appear into 9cm pots and plant seedlings into garden after last frost. Will self-sow if left to go to seed.

Final Spacing: 22cm

Pinch: No

Position: Full sun

Height: 80cm

Harvest: Flowers July - September

The June Flower Kit: 

Please sow your Nasturtiums, Zinnia and African Marigolds as soon as you can after receiving them.

For your Foxgloves and Sweet Rocket - hang fire as I've designated 16 & 17 July as "Biennial Sowing Weekend" and we'll all sow our biennial seeds together then (that would be your Foxgloves, Sweet Rocket and all of the July Flower Kit to complete the set).

Foxgloves

Start under cover between June and July. Sow onto surface of compost – need light to germinate. Can take up to 14 days to germinate. Prick out when first two true leaves appear into 9cm pots and plant seedlings into garden 6 weeks before first frost.

Final Spacing: 22cm

Pinch: No

Position: Full or partial sun

Height: 90cm

Harvest: Flowers May-September

Please note: all parts of the Foxglove are considered
poisonous

Sweet Rocket

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 first frost.

Final Spacing: 30cm

Pinch: No

Position: Full sun

Height: 1m

Harvest: Flowers May - September

Nasturtium

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. Add to hanging baskets to allow trailing.

Final Spacing: 20cm

Pinch: No

Position: Full sun

Height: 1.8m (trailing)

Harvest: Flowers June - October.

Zinnia

Start under cover between March and July. 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

Height: 75cm

Harvest: Flowers June - October. Cut and deadhead to encourage more flowers

African Marigold

Start under cover between March and May or direct sow May and June. Sow onto the surface of moist soil and cover lightly. Prick out when first two true leaves appear into 9cm pots and plant seedlings into garden after last frost.

Final Spacing: 30cm

Pinch: No

Position: Full sun

Height: 70cm

Harvest: Flowers July-October 

 

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