How to Sow Tiny Seeds such as Petunias

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We know how difficult it can be to sow tiny seeds such as Petunias. Phil is sharing his top tips on how to help you conquer the dreaded minute sized seeds. Take a look at the video to learn about Phil’s seed sowing technique.


Transcript

Petunias are beautiful plants in hanging baskets and containers but boy are they fiddly to handle the seeds. Have a look at these... so you get your pack like this, inside which is another pack, inside which are the tiniest seeds in a little container, like that. Can you even see those? Look at them. The packet says 9 seeds but I reckon there are a few more. The great thing about this is that you are not going to lose any and also, they are not going to get electrostatically charged in there so you will sow every single one and you want to as well. So, just pop open the top like that. Don’t do the usual trick of putting them in your hand and sowing like that because you will lose some. Then just, come down, tap gently...there is one...two...three came out. Just over the top of the compost in the tray. I reckon there are 15 there.

Now, I have already watered the compost because the last thing you want to do is give a deluge of water over that and wash all the seeds away. Now, if you have a look at that again now - nothing left in there so you have used every seed in that packet. Then one last little trick, get some pearl lite and just put that over the top. What that does it keeps water or moisture around the seeds and it makes sure the seeds are in contact with the compost. Get that labelled up somewhere nice and warm. Little seedlings will appear after two weeks and then just grow them on for a beautiful summer display.