Flowers That Plant Themselves
Sure, they're called annuals, but buy their seeds once, and you'll have blooms year after year.
Tricks for Planting
Seeding flowers in the garden does require a little bit of know-how. For example, if you want the seeds to sprout, you had better not mulch or apply a pre-emergence herbicide. Steps for hand seeding:
- Select an empty spot.
- Prepare the soil by adding any necessary amendments, such as compost, peat, or ground bark.
- Rake the soil surface smooth, removing rocks and sticks.
- Sow seeds evenly over the soil, using a rake to barely cover them; then water gently.