How to Plant Wildflower Seed for Early Spring Flowers

How to Plant Wildflower Seed for Early Spring Flowers

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It’s so easy it is to plant wildflower seeds that will be the first to sprout as it rains and will bloom into an early spring flower border around my garden!

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50 Comments

  1. Frederick Dunn on March 24, 2019 at 7:32 pm

    HI Cali, nice prep demonstration, though I do have some questions. I’d like to plant an acre or more of wildflower seeds. Can I mow it down close, till it under and then spread the seeds and roll them in? We generally cover them with fresh grass clippings because they stick to the soil and hold moisture. My second question is, can I do this in the fall and have them germinate in spring on their own, or do I need to wait until spring and do this planting/seeding process then? Thanks so much in advance 🙂

  2. royaltiri on March 24, 2019 at 7:33 pm

    I like your gardening outfit, lady. Thanks for the helpful info. I’m thinking of starting a wildflower garden.

  3. 1990pommie on March 24, 2019 at 7:34 pm

    start a jenny flower seed movement lot of grungy places around help the bees as bonus.  packet of potting soil drop soil add seeds let nature do its thing no need to dig or scuff soil.

  4. Michael Rojss on March 24, 2019 at 7:35 pm

    I am going to grow sunflowers

  5. Anthony Zukoff on March 24, 2019 at 7:35 pm

    You should check into utilizing California native wildflowers.

  6. Shenikqwa Mcduffie on March 24, 2019 at 7:35 pm

    I just planted the same wild flowers today how long it take for them to start flowering

  7. ArmindaHeart on March 24, 2019 at 7:36 pm

    Right now I’m laying down many organic layers in my no-till lasagna gardening. I am layering fresh leaves, alpaca manure from a friend, compost, and wood chips dropped off from a couple of local chipping companies. It’ll all create a very alive, healthy, no-till soil come spring! A lot of upfront work as I have a very large garden, but it’ll give me so much in return as I won’t hardly need to weed and watering will be very minimal 😘

  8. Christa's Garden on March 24, 2019 at 7:37 pm

    We have crazy weather here. Yesterday it was fairly warm so I went into my woods and raked up a bunch of leaves to spread out on my garden (something I should have done a couple of months ago) then I washed the siding on my house. Today there is an inch of snow on the ground. This video reminded me of a question that I wanted to ask you. What are the tall orange flowers that you had growing all over your hill a couple of years ago? I noticed them in the watermelon video when you harvested the Orangelgo watermelon? Orange is my favorite color and I would love to know what those are so I can buy some seeds. :). Thanks.

  9. The Rustic Ranch Garden on March 24, 2019 at 7:37 pm

    hello, i need to start my flower seed planting. The more the better. i need to attract insects (bees and butterflies) to my vegetable garden. I’ve subscribed to your channel, I’m enjoying the videos. I started my youtube channel as well – The Rustic Ranch Garden. Thanks again, Bertha / Del Rio, Tx.

  10. Elizabeth Mendoza on March 24, 2019 at 7:37 pm

    is there an update video? would love to see the result! 🙂

  11. Poppy B. on March 24, 2019 at 7:40 pm

    Glad to see y’all getting some rain out there Kim. We finally had our first frost of the winter here in NW Florida!!. It’s so nice to finally be able to go outside in the evening without being bombarded by misquitos

  12. Sunbeam Road Designs on March 24, 2019 at 7:40 pm

    do we get to see the final results?? 🙂

  13. Fawaz Kw on March 24, 2019 at 7:41 pm

    👍👏💐

  14. Mumbai Balcony Gardener | Avid Life Observer on March 24, 2019 at 7:43 pm

    Loved it Kim, in every video of yours so often I get distracted by the flowers in the periphery. Can’t wait to see them in full bloom. Just love the layout of your garden on the slope👌👌.

  15. Sam Smith on March 24, 2019 at 7:44 pm

    Thanks for the video.
    I love wild flowers, too. It’s so amazing to see what comes up, and then to see the patch change year over year. I have one bed that looks different every year as the perrenials start to dominate.
    It’s fun to over-seed an existing patch, too. A few years ago I had an area of annual poppies into which I sowed some perrenial Icelandic poppy seeds from a neighbor down the alley. The next spring the Icelandics, which I had forgotten about, were there just waiting to burst into bloom. The spot is now pure Icelandic yellow, red and orange.

  16. Angela M on March 24, 2019 at 7:44 pm

    I have a tip for digging beds….use a pitch fork. Not only can you get well under the roots with one, but it is then easy to pull them up and shake out any dirt. It helps skip a few steps in weeding a bed. 🙂

  17. Everything Sunflowers and more! on March 24, 2019 at 7:48 pm

    I was worried it might have been too early, but we are just know getting our first frost since last Feb!! So i followed you lead and planted them in bulk!!! How much trifecta do you think you will need for a season???Getting ready to order more. i hope mine garden will turn out half as beautiful as yours last year!!!

  18. Gardening with Aloha! on March 24, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    I’ll probably plant more kale the variety is "premier" i just love this kale very prolific & doesnt bolt even in the heat of summer!! My chickens also love it too!!

  19. John Abbott on March 24, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    Can’t wait to see your wild flower bed,have been wanting to do that for years!

  20. Benja's Uber 1337 Hobby on March 24, 2019 at 7:50 pm

    Well there are way too many thing i need to do in my garden so instead i stay inside and watch other people doing thing to their gardens 🙂 Na j/k i have been a bit sick lately and i am hoping to start a bunch of new seeds soon. If i don’t i don’t know what kind of a garden i will have this year 🙂 according to the planting sch i have a ton of stuff that i should have planted by Feb. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  21. K. Fuentes on March 24, 2019 at 7:50 pm

    Digging holes here in Orange County for several plants that have out grown their pots. If you have friends with rabbits that Bermuda grass you pulled out would be a nice treat.

  22. Benja's Uber 1337 Hobby on March 24, 2019 at 7:52 pm

    I was thinking of putting out some wild flowers in my yard. I was not sure if i should try to just have 1 section of wildflowers or if i should try to put the seeds all over the yard. I’m afraid if i put them all over my grass that it would look funny. What do you think?

  23. All American Dream Chaser on March 24, 2019 at 7:52 pm

    Just now planting the flower seeds that came with the box of Cheerios.😀

  24. Sumaiya Aziz on March 24, 2019 at 7:53 pm

    Hi, I’m Sumaiya,from Bangladesh.I like & love ur gardening.I like ur vegetables & ur wild flowers.My two kids also like ur gardening.

  25. 1990pommie on March 24, 2019 at 7:57 pm

    myself aftr finding out about monach butterfly problem planted 2 pks of milkweed  plus wild flower seed s  .    it worked more than monachs showed up.

  26. Umair Ahmed on March 24, 2019 at 7:58 pm

    wow kim, your garden looks awesome, especially the tomato plant in the beginning of the video
    hope your garden grows well with the rainy season
    we wont be getting rain in our climate
    hope your wildflowers do great

  27. Farmer Doug on March 24, 2019 at 8:00 pm

    Balmy 38 today, measured the expanded garden area for planning. I also raked up some leaves and dumped them into a low corner in the garden. Not too exciting, but I got outside.

  28. Cze Yi Lin on March 24, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    Do you use weed in Your compost bin?

  29. Chris Dahl on March 24, 2019 at 8:06 pm

    Let’s see….what to do outside this week in zone 4a…hmmm…hmmm…I know!!!! STAY INSIDE!!! It was -4 today, tomorrow is supposed to be -17 and we are not going to get above zero until Wednesday….and then it’ll be +2. LOL, quit rubbing your warm weather in our faces, will ya’! We can’t even snuggle together to get warm because a certain wife hogs all the blankets ‘cuz her feet are cold! It’s so cold even ice melt won’t work! BUT… the sun dogs are so beautiful; the sun columns are stunning; the air so crisp and clean it makes you glad to be alive! Just be sure to plug in the engineblock heater and wear sunglasses ‘cuz the sun reflecting off the snow is so bright. Spring will get here by 4th of July for sure…(we hope)
    Kim, thanks for the videos. I sincerely hope every wild flower seed sprouts and blooms for you. You deserve it!

  30. Lindzee Heins on March 24, 2019 at 8:07 pm

    thank you!

  31. Greg Valunas on March 24, 2019 at 8:16 pm

    Dang! I got the trivia question wrong by thinking ‘water’. Oh well, I should have known better. Guess I better go shovel some snow to clear my head. And it’s funny how different we all are – one commentor said don’t rub the warm weather in our faces but I see it as just the opposite – a little micro vacation to a warmer climate and a break from the zero degree temps. Even if only for a moment… Thanks kids! 🙂

  32. Cliff Warren on March 24, 2019 at 8:17 pm

    Of all the gardeners I follow, you and quite a few others, mulch is the answer! I always felt that I had too much space to mulch effectively, but I’m spending the winter gathering leaves and wood chips to mulch as much as I can. If my giant pumpkin weights go up I’ll have all of you to thank for it. Mulch and no-till, let the soil heal and regulate itself.

  33. Santababy ej on March 24, 2019 at 8:17 pm

    How do u crash your dried leaves easily Kim? I have alot of big dried leaves but its hard to crash them into pieces? Thnks

  34. Linda Penney on March 24, 2019 at 8:17 pm

    Awesome Kim thank you for sharing have a blessed day

  35. Cooking Lessons for Dad on March 24, 2019 at 8:17 pm

    Thanks! I have always wondered how to plant wildflower seeds.

  36. Scott Hupke on March 24, 2019 at 8:18 pm

    I’m thinkin you love doing this as much as I do. Enjoy watching you do ur thing!

  37. Growing with Joe on March 24, 2019 at 8:19 pm

    Great idea. I should the same. I’m glad to hear that you are getting rain in So Cal!

  38. Charles Bristow on March 24, 2019 at 8:21 pm

    I want to build my self a garden rockery how do I start

  39. Jeb Gardener on March 24, 2019 at 8:22 pm

    I’m going to try to dig up the stumps from a hedge I’m in the process of removing. Usually I have to soak around them with a hose to loosen the soil, but hopefully the rain will have done my work for me. Everyone get out there and garden!!!

  40. Deputy Festus on March 24, 2019 at 8:22 pm

    WOW – you use a lot of seeds! I use to rake them in too bt am going to try and roll them in or use a piece of plywood and walk on it. TIP I just learned today was if planting in the spring to put seeds in freezer for a couple days. Apparently helps with germination. Of course they are pretty fool proof it they have sun, some water and decent drainage. 🙂 can’t beat wildflowers and not that many people seem to plant them

  41. Jenna Bird V on March 24, 2019 at 8:22 pm

    If that’s bermuda grass (it’s considered very invasive and a weed in some regions), you’ll need to keep plucking them every month from the spring until fall until they disappear. And it will take many years. They will out-compete and suffocate your flowers. The rhizomes are stubborn. Unfortunately back when they were building our hometown (Tulsa) they decided to use bermuda as the grass in everyones yard so it makes it near impossible for anyone to urban garden here. unless you’re on the outskirts of town.

  42. Tim Wadle on March 24, 2019 at 8:23 pm

    Kim,Have you ever thought about getting the red dragon torch to get rid of the weeds? I have found it to be a huge time saver when it comes to getting rid of weeds. You hit them with the torch, give them a few hours to wilt, rake out the leftover plant material and seed. Just a thought

  43. Melanie Teel on March 24, 2019 at 8:24 pm

    Subscribed! I love how much info you give even with a simple plan like this!

  44. shox rox ice on March 24, 2019 at 8:25 pm

    Well there is enough snow on the ground and it’s frozen solid… I suppose I could at least go to the stores to get the supplies and gather the wood for the raised beds I plan to build in the spring. That and trying to figure out whether to buy one of the big Harbor Freight greenhouses or try a hoop house to extend the seasons a bit. Any suggestions?

  45. OmgKitty's Garden and Family Life on March 24, 2019 at 8:25 pm

    Very nice! I’ve been seeing some flowers on your Face Book pictures. They look awesome! I got some flowers but I don’t think I should plant them just yet. Still a little too cold. I did buy a bag of Freesia. I might plant those in a few days. I’ve been busy these past couple of days. Started my own channel. You probably notice the name change. Just something the kids and I are doing for fun. My oldest really got into it. Making a video is hard work…

  46. molliepocket1 on March 24, 2019 at 8:27 pm

    i love this video It looks so much fun to do and I’m so glad you got to do it some fun thing is that I’m making my own garden at home!!!!! I’m subscribed and liked to your vids!!! you should show us the results in one of your next video!!!!

  47. Jackie Horsley on March 24, 2019 at 8:28 pm

    wow osem wild flowers are very pretty I planted some in my garden I am just waiting for them to come up

  48. Julie Lichty on March 24, 2019 at 8:28 pm

    You should start showing us your results in the same video.

  49. CB Mondello on March 24, 2019 at 8:29 pm

    Thanks so much!!

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