How to Sow Mixed Cornflower Seeds
Mixed cornflower is native to Europe and can be harvested to be eaten. Once fully grown, cornflowers produce an abundance of beautiful double flowers. Blooming in a variety of colours, which are edible once they have reached their adult stage. Mixed cornflowers make for a great cut flower, for bouquets and as a pressed flower. A florist’s favourite due to their long stems.
Growing Mixed Cornflower from Seed
- Can be grown indoors in pots, baskets, containers or window boxes in a location with plenty of light, like a windowsill or a conservatory.
- They can also be sown directly outdoors once the last frost has passed and the ground is workable.
- The germination period takes between 21 to 28 days and fully matures between 85 to 95 days after sowing.
- Sow seeds at a depth of 1/8″ and cover as seeds need darkness to germinate, keeping the soil well drained. Once they reach a height of 2 to 3″ can be transplanted to their final area.
- Once the mixed cornflower has fully matured the flowers can be harvested for consumption. Some ways mixed cornflowers can be used is in drinks, as a garnish on salads or even in baking and cooking.