Below are planting instructions for the flower seeds. The first paragraph is for most of the seeds. The seeds that need specific instructions are printed below the first paragraph. If you have any questions contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you. Jeff
Planting instructions for the seeds. To plant the seeds start by taking out whatever weeds and unwanted vegetation you have in the area. It is easier before you plant. Use roundup or pick them by hand. (get all the roots) It is best to plant the seeds when the average temperature is 60 to 70 and just before the rainy season. (usually spring in most of the country) Don't till up the ground deeper than an inch if you can help it because it will bring up dormant weed seeds. Then put one pack of seeds in a container with about 1/4 cup of sand. (Use 12 to 16 cups of sand for each pound of wildflower mix).This way you will be able to see where you are spreading them and get a larger area covered. Keep sand and seeds mixed well at all times so they don't become separated. Throw out the seed by hand going over the area twice in two different directions. Keep mixing the seeds and sand. When you are done rake the seeds in lightly and walk over the area so the seeds come in good contact with the soil. You don't want the seed to go down in the soil any deeper than they are thick. There will be a lot of seeds on the surface. This is normal. Or you can plant them one at a time by hand. Then just keep the area moist until the plants come up. Once the seeds germinate don't let the soil dry out before the plants come up a couple of inches or they will die. After they are up with leaves water them when they ground looks dry. If you have any other questions don't hesitate to email me at Jeff@cheapseeds.com
Planting instructions for the Morning glory and perennial lupine seeds. Soak the seeds in water for 24 hours just before you plant them 1/4 inch (morning glory and lupine) or 3/8 inch (moonflower) deep. Keep the soil moist until they are up a couple of inches. After that water when the topsoil looks dry.
Blanketflower seeds need sunlight to germinate so don't cover the blanketflower seeds completely with soil.
Rocket larkspur seeds need darkness to germinate. Make sure you cover the rocket larkspur seeds with 1/8 inch of soil. If you are starting some in pots you can cover them with a piece of wood also.
Sow the hollyhock and rose mallow seeds 1/4 inch deep and 4 to 8 inches apart. Keep the soil moist until the plants are up a few inches. After that water when the topsoil looks dry.
Nasturtium seeds should be sown 1/2 inch deep and spaced 8 to 12 inches apart. Don't fertilize the nasturtiums or you will get more leaves than flowers. Keep the soil moist until they are up a couple of inches. After that water when the topsoil looks dry.
Seeds like shirley corn poppy, red corn poppy, foxglove, catchfly, virginia stock and baby snapdragon are very small and should be sown on the surface of the soil. You can then roll them with a roller or walk on them to make sure they come in good contact with the soil. No additional soil on top of them is needed. Water gently so they don't get washed away. I sometimes cover mine with burlap to prevent this from happening from the rain. Remove the burlap as soon as they sprout.
Thank you. Jeff