HG Garden of Memories Grow Guide - Homegrown Garden

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Home Grown is a small family-owned company with a love for gardening. From our own backyard, we have cultivated a passion for gardening that we want to share. We believe that it should be accessible to everyone, fun, and easy to start. Our goal at Home Grown is to provide you with the best quality products and services. Our team has spent years sourcing and creating products that help everyone from beginner to experienced gardeners alike.

No green thumb? No worries!

We made sure that no green thumb is required to help you have your dream of gardening come true by providing you detailed instructions and guides which are included in all of our seed packs and kits. We hope you experience the same joy we have found for gardening.

Resembling the old-fashioned Forget-me-

not, Chinese forget-me-nots are compact

bushes that produce clusters of tiny,

funnel-shaped blue flowers. They are a

perfect choice for cut flowers and flower

arrangements because of their long and

tough stems. Chinese forget-me-nots may

have delicate-looking blooms, but they

are cold-hardy spring flowers and are even

suitable for cooler climates with heavy frosts.

They are a biennial species but can be grown

as annual as they tend to bloom during their

first year.

Sowing Indoors

Chinese forget-me-not seeds are best started indoors, 6 to 8 weeks before the last expected frost of spring. Using a seed starting tray, sow 3 to 5 seeds per cell at 1⁄4 inch deep. Keep the soil moist with a temperature anywhere between 64°F and 70°F, and place the tray in a warm place. Sprouts should appear within 7 to 10 days.

Transplanting

When seedlings are about 2 to 3 inches tall and there is no more risk of frost in your area, you can start transplanting them outside. Before transplanting, thin the seedlings, leaving only the strongest ones. Plant the seedlings 8 to 12 inches apart in moderately fertile, well-draining soil. Water thoroughly after transplanting.

Sowing Outdoors

You can also sow the seeds directly outdoors in spring, just before the last expected frost in your area. Just scatter your wildflower seeds over the soil by hand. Water the soil thoroughly after planting. Sprouts should start to appear within 7 to 10 days. When 2 to 3 inches tall, thin if too crowded. For areas with mild winters, Chinese forget-me-not seeds are best planted during fall.

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