Guide to Starting Annual Flower Seeds

Save money and grow flowers not usually available in stores by starting your own annual flowers.

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Alyssum is an excellent annual flower to start from seedAlyssum
Lobularia maritima

Alyssum’s tiny, fragrant flowers of white, pink, or purple attract beneficial insects and butterflies. Use these ground-hugging plants to edge beds, borders, or containers.

To start seeds indoors: Sow the seeds on the surface of the medium without covering them, about 6 to 8 weeks before the last frost date. Keep the soil temperature at 60° to 75°F. Germination should occur in 1 or 2 weeks. Transplant the seedlings outdoors around the last frost date.

Photo: (cc) Carl Lewis/Flickr

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