Firstly, hope you liked your card and enjoyed the If Plants could Talk cartoon. There are more cartoons on this website, you can even follow the worms for their daily gardening tips.
Watch the video and / or read the three steps below to help germinate your seeds.
Wild flowers are a nectar banquet for all of our pollinators
In the last 100 years, 97% of wildflower meadows in the UK have been destroyed – that’s a total of 7.5 million acres. When you think that one acre of wildflower meadow can be home to 2.3 million pollinators, and that each acre produces enough pollen to feed 83,000 honey bees, it’s no wonder why we’re being told our pollinators are in trouble.
However, there are 22 million gardens in the UK. If we all plant a mini wild flower meadow in a pot or on our windowsill, we can all do our bit to make a difference and throw these pollinators a life line.
It’s good fun too …
Prepare some soil to plant your wild flower seed paper in:
- Use a 3 to 1 mix – three parts compost to one part sand
- Fill your pot two-thirds full of the soil mix
- Give the soil a soak and let it drain
Plant your wild flower seed paper
- First wet the paper
- lay it on your prepared soil – you can tear it up to make a better coverage, overlapping the paper pieces is fine
- Cover your paper with a fine sprinkling of soil, 3mm
Water during the germination stage
- You’ve given the seed paper a soak
- Keep the soil damp until germination occurs
- Once sprouted, continue to water, but be careful to not overwater
- Once ready to plant out, harden off before planting out