Easy Grow Seed Collection
Bachelors Buttons Planting: May be started early inside, but they grow and bloom very fast from direct seeding outside. Sow seed about 2 weeks before last frost. Just cover and they usually germinate in 7 days. Successive sowings will provide blooms all season. Space 12 inches apart in full sun.
Calendula Planting: May be started inside 4-6 weeks early, but is usually direct seeded about a week before last frost or once the soil has warmed up to 21°C. Sow ¼ inch deep and 2-4 inches apart, thin seedlings to 8 inches apart. Grow in full sun or very light shade. Remove spent flowers for a continuous bloom.
Cosmos Planting: May be started inside 4 weeks before last frost or direct seeded after last frost. Plant 1/4" deep in warm soil (24-26°C). Direct seed after all risk of frost and once the soil has warmed. Space 8-12" in a full sun location. Grows well in poor soil. Dead-head regularly.
Nasturtium Planting: May be started inside 2-3 weeks before transplanting, but is usually direct seeded a week after last frost or once the soil warms up to 18°C (65°F). Plant seed 1/2 inch deep and keep moist. Space plants 8-12 inches apart in full sun or light shade. Tolerates poor soil. Do not fertilize.
Sunflower Planting: Direct seed outdoors after all danger of frost is past. (Dwarf varieties can be seeded inside in peat pots 3 weeks before planting out.) Sow 1” deep in light, well-drained soil. Keep moist until seed germinates in 10-14 days. Space in a full sun location 6-24” apart depending on variety. Water regularly but do not over fertilize. Cut flowers last 10-14 days.