Start inside 6-8 weeks before transplanting. Do not cover seed when planting as light is required for germination along with a soil temperature of 18-21°C (65-70°F). Seed is susceptible to damping off, keep soil on the dry side when growing young seedlings. A fungicidal drench will also help to prevent damping off. Transplant after last frost about 6 inches apart. Nemesia grows equally well in full sun or part-shade, as long as they are not allowed to dry out. Pinching and dead-heading will increase bushiness and flower production.