Growing Cut Flowers By Seed 101


Are you thinking about growing cut flowers from seed but aren’t sure where to start? Here are some basic seed-starting tips I’ve learned along the way. 

Read the growing instructions with recommended seed sowing times on the back of the seed packet.

The speed of growth can depend on: – quality of Seed – depth of sowing – soil conditions – water, light, and temperature

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You can start seeds in just about anything that holds soil and drains water.


A seed starting mix is better for sowing seeds than regular potting soil because it has a finer texture and higher porosity.


Make holes in each cell using your finger, a dibbler, or a pencil. Most seed packets have directions as to how deep to plant the seeds.

Drop 1-2 seeds into each hole until the tray is full. Cover the tray with a light dusting of fine vermiculite or seed starting mix

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Water the freshly sown seed flats or cells in a waterproof tray with an inch of water in the bottom.

Seeds need to be kept warm and moist to germinate rapidly. The use of a heat mat allows bottom heat to get your seeds.

Visit the blog for more information and tips on how to grow a cut flower garden indoors from seed.

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