Seeds

In the garden at De Warande there are a lot of plants that self-sow readily. These plants spread easily, flower often abundantly, and by and large have a long flowering season. We’ve added these sorts of plants to our catalogue so that you can enjoy them in your own garden!

You can choose either to sow the seed first in a seedbed and then plant the seedlings out in the garden, or you can sow the seed directly in the garden. Always sow the seed in a finely raked soil and in a place with enough light for the duration of the germination period. The most seeds come up after the frosts in the spring and will begin to flower in the second growing season. Seedlings need room to develop.

One order unit is equal to about a half a teaspoon of seed: depending on the species this is 15 to 40 seeds.

In short:
- Sow in a finely raked soil and in a light place.
- Sometimes the seeds will germinate in the spring, after the frosts are over. A little patience is sometimes needed.
- One order unit is equal to about a half a teaspoon of seed.
- Your order will be sent once we’ve harvested all of your ordered species. We can harvest the seed about 6 weeks after the flowering period (June/July). You can always E-mail us if you wish to know when your order can be sent!