Tuesday 26 September 2017

Sowing Flower seeds for Winter / Spring

Winter Flowers are adored by everyone for their beauty and different varieties and colors.Mostly winter flowers bloom profusely in spring in our region .It creates heavenly scenic beauty in the garden.There are seedlings available in garden centers between the months of September to early December to plant seedlings to get a show by the time spring strikes .But not everyone gets access to plant nurseries and garden centers to get some ,you can easily start your flower seedlings by getting seeds online or from seeds selling shops .

Once you have got seeds to start sowing process you need

- A container or pot you can take a plastic basket too ,container should be wide in size preferably ,depth is not that important ;
- Garden Soil ,whatever is available in your place make sure its clean from dust particles and gravels ;
- A plastic sheet or wrap or even a polythene would do ;
- A string or Rubber band to tie the sheet 
- Coco peat its good for water retention which helps in germination but still its optional(you can find it online or any garden shop )

I have started flower seeds of Cornflower ,Carnation,Dahlia ,sweet peas and more.

A container could be like this


                               A plastic container with Dahlia seeds dispersed on it

                                                          A Plastic Basket 

 After filling container from soil seeds should dispersed gently giving each seed  ample space 

Next step is making thin layer of cocopeat on container after seeds are placed 


Last step is to cover your container with plastic transparent sheet or cling wrap  and tie it with rubber band or string                                                                                                                    

A plastic cover helps in easy and rapid germination and retains moisture in soil which helps seeds to sprout  .                                                                                                                                              

Happy Sowing !!

In the next post  Ill try to talk about  sowing of vegetable seeds .

Saturday 23 September 2017

Lovely Autumn

After a long hit and miss monsoon weather ,we can feel the breeze of autumn in our place.Garden is filled with riot of colors .

Plumeria pudica or Wild plumeria is a longtime blomming with cheerful white flowers emerging from spoon shaped leaves

Vinca has been native plant in our environment for its heat bearing capacity. This dark vinca is hybrid specie .

Another drought tolerant plant ,perfect for our atmostphere Jatropha plant twinkles bright in sunshine.                                                                                                                                          

Dwarf Dahlia blooming is indication of  advent of Autumn

 Hibiscus ,the Hawaiin  variety are becoming my favourites for the blooms that are spectacular 

It has been good favorable weather for Tithonia  for long summer days have supplied constant blooms                                                                                                                                           

Butterfly Pea has adopted my garden very well and given many more plants probably due to easy dispersion of seeds freely                                                                                                                

When we talk about self seeders, Four o clock grows like a weed  in garden and I have no heart to pluck them off  due to there easy no care growing capability, of course beautiful blooms                                                       

Dianthus starts blooming with fall in temperature.

Gaillardias are garden friends for my region ,they thrive through long summer and blooms in winter too.                                                                                                                                                   

Since autumn is best time to prepare your garden for spring blooms and winter vegetables ,its time to start sowing seeds of flowers and vegetables. In the next post I ll try to discuss easy germination of winter flower seeds .                                                                                                                           

Happy Gardening !                                                                                                                 

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