How to get an earlier cut flower crop next year

Autumn is the time to sow hardy annual flowers. They can of course be sown in Spring, but, sowing now enables you to bring the flowering season forward, you can enjoy cut flowers weeks if not a month early. Sow directly into the soil where they will flower, or as I’ve done sow in pots and over winter in a cold frame. I like to sow a green manure over winter in the cut flower bed. My October cut flower sowings have included, Nigella, Ammi, Cerinthe, Godetia, Cornflower Sweet Peas, Bupleurum rotundifolium, Anethum ‘Graveolens Mariska’ also know as Florists Dill, Larkspur and Calendula.

Hardy annual flower seeds

2 Replies to “How to get an earlier cut flower crop next year”

  1. Ah, there’s an up and coming posting on that in the next week or so. I’m trialling two varieties, a rye and vetch mix and mustard. Anything must be better tham the fish, blood and bone which the dog devours and then wipes his beard clean on the carpet!

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