Congratulations! You’ve decided to embrace the magical world of wildflowers! You’re completely psyched and can barely wait to welcome pollinators and beneficial bugs to your beautiful backyard blooms.
But wait! It’s almost April! Is it too late? Not by a long shot.
What should I grow? You have LOTS of options! Wildflower Farm’s Seed Selector gives you a massive list of perennial wildflowers and native grasses that will thrive in your conditions!
Some wildflowers have hard shells and need a bunch of freeze/thaw cycles to break down the shells before they will germinate. That’s called cold, moist stratification or winter. But wait! Winter’s pretty much over. Am I out of luck trying to grow wildflowers that need that freeze/thaw cycle thing? Nope.
You, my friend, have options.
If you live somewhere where winter won’t be over for awhile, you can still plant the seeds outdoors in pots as explained in this cold, moist stratification video. (The first video)
If things are already greening up or if winter is nearly over where you live then you are still very much in the game because you can germinate these hard shelled wildflower seeds using Wildflower Farm’s special super duper speed dial method. (The second video)
There are also some amazing perennial wildflowers that don’t have hard shells that you can plant right now. Just add warmth and moisture. We call these sweeties the Sow and Grow Wildflowers.
Sow, it’s definitely not to late to grow your wildflower dreams!!!
Grow For It! or, if you prefer Ready, Set, Grow!