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How to Sow Pastel Giant Mixed Pansy Seeds

How to Sow Pastel Giant Mixed Pansy Seeds

Pastel giant mixed pansies, are a fully edible hardy annual. Making them great all year bloomers in temperate climates. Harvest the flower heads, leaves and stems for cooking in dishes, or use as a side garnish. Mixed colour pansies can flower the same year, if sown early enough. Growing to a height between 6 to 10″ with an abundance of flowers, in a variety of colours. Included in each pack are yellow, orange, red, white and blue pastel pansy seeds. Some seeds will produce solid colours, with some producing bi coloured blooms. Pansy flower heads will reach a minimum diameter of 3″ making them great for flower beds, borders, containers, hanging baskets and pots.

How to Sow and Grow Pastel Giant Mixed Pansy from Seed

  • Mixed pansy seeds need complete darkness to germinate. Best started indoors, in a warm area with darkness.
  • The germination period takes between 10 to 20 days, keeping the soil moderately moist but well drained.
  • Covering seeds with a 1/8″ of fine soil or a fine grade compost, as pansy seeds need darkness to germinate. Cover seed trays or pots, with a polythene wrap to help retain moisture.
  • If Sowing directly outdoors be sure to wait for the last frost to pass and that the ground is workable. If transplanting be sure to gradually acclimatize the seedlings.
  • Once the pansies have bloomed the flowers can be harvested to be used in cooking, baking and even drinks.

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