1. Prepare the soil:
planting bed: remove all weeds and then turn with a digging
fork. Break up all of the big clumps and rake the soil flat.
2. Prepare the seeds
opening the canister, shake it thoroughly to evenly mix the seeds with
the rice hulls. Then open up the can, peel back the aluminum seal and
pour some of the mixture into your hand.
Scatter the seeds,
making sure to shake out the seed mixture thinly and evenly. Give them enough space so they won't germinate in crowded clumps which
would stunt the growth of the plants. The rice hulls are
easy to see and make a good indicator of how far apart the seed has been
scattering the seed, use a rigid rake to work the seeds down
into the soil to a depth of 1/4 inch.
the seeds in thoroughly and evenly with a fine mist sprayer. NOTE: It's
very important to keep the
seeds evenly moist while they are germinating. As plants grow and
mature, they will flower in succession and bloom much longer if
At season’s end, allow spent flowers to form
seed pods and then
drop their seeds to bloom again next spring.
INDIVIDUAL VARIETIES IN THE POLLINATOR FLOWER MIX
19.6% Chinese Forget-Me-Not
19.6 % Baby Blue Eyes
9.8% Single Chinese Aster
9.8% Cornflower, ‘Polka Dot Mix’
7.8% Shirley Poppy
7% Sweet Mignonette
4.9% Tidy Tips
4.9% Virginia Stock
3% Creeping Daisy
2.9% Globe Gilia
2% Lemon Mint
2% California Bluebell
1.5% Lacy Phacelia
1% Tall White Alyssum
1% Plains Coreopsis
Inert Material: Organic rice hulls. NOTE: The seed mix is packed with a larger quantity of organic rice hulls to help space the tiny seeds. Before opening, shake canister
thoroughly to mix them together.
Slideshow of Individual Varieties