How to Plant Flowers From Seed


Whether you're a newbie homeowner with a bare yard or a beginner gardener, planting flowers from seed varies in difficulty. Common garden flowers such as aster, poppy and lily, however, are easy to grow and maintain. Regardless of the type of flower you choose, planting them from seed requires patience and tender care to assure their healthy growth.

Step 1

Select an area in the to plant the flower seeds. Pick a sunny area for sun-loving flowers or a shady area for shade-loving flowers.

Step 2

Dig up the planting area with a garden tool.

Step 3

Amend the soil with 10 lbs. potting soil, 10 lbs. peat moss and 10 lbs. of kitchen compost.

Step 4

Mix the compost, soil and peat with a garden tool until the ground is smooth.

Step 5

Sow the selected flower seeds into the treated soil no deeper than 1/4 of an inch. Scatter seeds that are extra small over the ground's surface.

Step 6

Give the flowers up to 4 gallons of water per week during the summertime.

Things You'll Need

  • Potting soil
  • Peat moss
  • Kitchen compost
  • Flower seeds (your choice)
  • Hand trowel


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