Perennials for next year

joe coxon asked 13 years ago

HI GerryCan i sow perennial seeds now,for flowering next year?I ve read about “seed beds but am still confused. Thank you.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
The usual time for sowing perennials is spring in a greenhouse or outdoors in early summer to have plants ready to plant out in autumn. It is still possible to sow in July or August but the plants might have to stay in a nursery row, or in pots, until spring.

A nursery bed is just a piece of ground for sowing seeds and transplanting young plants to grow on and get bigger before planting in permanent positions. It is often set up in a vegetable area where the soil is already cultivated. 

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