10 flowers that are sown on seedlings in April

Adopt our selection of a dozen delightfully beautiful plants for the flower bed, which can be sown on seedlings in April. Each - with a photo and a detailed description.

 

We have already talked about 12 flowers that can be sown on seedlings in March. Now came the turn of the April collection. We tell and show how to grow such beauty in our garden.

1. Brahicom

 

Planting datesTerms of planting seedlingsTiming of floweringPlant height (cm)Arrangement of planting seedlings (cm)
March-mayMayJune-September25 10×20

Brahikom - low graceful plant for rabatok, beds, borders and balcony boxes. The color range of inflorescences - shades of white, lilac, lilac, purple.

This annual is attractive with lush bloom from early summer to early fall.

The seeds of brachicomes are very small, therefore, when sown, they are scattered over the surface of the earth. Dive after the appearance of real leaves.

Given the miniature size of the seedlings, sow with the expectation that not all seedlings survive the picking. You can immediately sow brahikomu in boxes or peat pots and then thin out the seedlings.

For better tillering, the tops of the seedlings are pinned at a height of 6-10 cm.

2. Benidium

 

Planting datesTerms of planting seedlingsTiming of floweringPlant height (cm)Arrangement of planting seedlings (cm)
March, AprilMayEnd of June - October5025×30

Venidium lush forms a high sprawling bushes, dotted with large spectacular buds, in form resembling gerberas.

It is a sun-loving annual plant that reacts poorly to stagnant water at the roots. Therefore, it is recommended to plant it in areas protected from wind with well-drained soil.

When sowing, the seeds are buried by 0.3 cm. Sowing can be carried out in individual pots of 2-3 seeds and later leave one of the strongest seedlings, or in a common container followed by picking (it is carried out after the appearance of the first true leaves).

3. Verbena

 

Planting datesTerms of planting seedlingsTiming of floweringPlant height (cm)Arrangement of planting seedlings (cm)
March, AprilMayJuly - the first half of October3030×30

Verbena is an undersized annual plant that forms bright fragrant lush caps of inflorescences of red, purple, pink, cream color with a snow-white eye.

Verbena blooms from July to the very first frost in early October. In order to prevent the loss of "marketable", you must regularly remove faded buds.

Before sowing, you can stratify the seeds. To do this, they are wrapped in a damp cloth and sent to the refrigerator for 4-5 days.

Verbena seeds are evenly distributed over the surface of the soil. Do not need to sprinkle with earth.

Shoots appear after about a week, provided that the container is in a warm place. After the first sprouts appeared from the ground, the seedlings are transported for several days to a bright place with an air temperature of 15-17 ° C.

Picks are performed in the stage of the first pair of true leaves into individual pots or a larger box according to the 4 × 4 cm scheme.

After the appearance of the second pair of true leaves, ampelous vervains pinch.

4. Chinese carnation

 

Planting datesTerms of planting seedlingsTiming of floweringPlant height (cm)Arrangement of planting seedlings (cm)
The second half of March - MayMayJune-October1515×15

The Chinese carnation is a miniature plant that forms a bright carpet about 15 cm high. It can be grown both in flowerbeds and in balcony drawers.

The great advantage of this culture is its unpretentiousness. For good growth and flowering it is enough sunny area with a light, fertile soil.

When sowing, the seeds are not buried, only slightly sprinkled with soil. Young seedlings are kept at 18-20 ° C in a well-lit place, and after about a month they begin to harden and reduce the temperature to 12-15 ° C.

Dive after the appearance of the first pair of these leaves. After the appearance of the third pair of leaves, the seedlings are nipped.

Seedlings of Chinese carnations should be sprayed from a spray bottle, and not watered, because This plant does not tolerate stagnant water in the soil.

5. Dahlia one-year

 

Planting datesTerms of planting seedlingsTiming of floweringPlant height (cm)Arrangement of planting seedlings (cm)
February-AprilMayJuly-September6030×40

Dahlia is a well-known plant that adorns the flower bed from the second half of summer to the beginning of autumn. This flower is quite tall, well worth it in bouquets.

Dahlias can be sown on seedlings from late winter to mid spring. The seeds of this culture are quite large, so they are buried in the ground by about 0.5 cm. To speed up the emergence of shoots, a container with sown dahlias can be put on the battery.

 

Dahlias love light and heat, but do not tolerate excessive moisture, so it is better to underpaint a little water than to pour.

Seedlings dive after the appearance of the first pair of these leaves.

6. Ipomoea

 

Planting datesTerms of planting seedlingsTiming of floweringPlant height (cm)Arrangement of planting seedlings (cm)
The second half of March - the beginning of April, MayThe second half of May - the beginning of JuneJuly-September250-30030×40

Ipomoea - one of the most traditional garden vines. Gardeners love it for its rapid growth and spectacular "bells" of white, pink and purple hues.

Morning ipomoea reaches 3 m! By mid-summer, this beauty will cover the fence, gazebo or pergola with an elegant "blanket", but on condition that she has enough sunlight.

Before sowing, it is recommended to soak the seeds for a day in the water in order to help them slip through the thick shell. They are sown to a depth of 0.5 cm, cover the container with a greenhouse and put on the battery.

Ipomoea does not like transplanting, so it is advisable to immediately sow the seeds in separate pots (several in each) or replant with a clod of earth, avoiding damage to the root system.

Seedlings transplanted into the ground in late May - early June. When the seedlings grow to 15 cm in height, they are tied to a support.

If you do not want to mess with seedlings, you can sow ipomeyu immediately in the ground. Just do it no earlier than May.

7. Decorative cabbage

 

Planting datesTerms of planting seedlingsTiming of floweringPlant height (cm)Arrangement of planting seedlings (cm)
March, AprilMay June-20-3030×30

Of course, you will not cut decorative cabbage into a salad and will not ferment it for the future, but it is able to decorate a deserted autumn garden. This biennial culture is not afraid of frosts down to -12 ° C (seedlings can withstand temperatures as low as -4 ° C).

Sowing is the same as with ordinary cabbage: scatter the seeds on the surface of the soil and sprinkle with a thin layer of earth. After germination, the container is transferred to a cool, bright place to prevent the seedlings from being pulled out.

It is advisable not to pick a decorative cabbage, but to thin out after the appearance of the first two true leaves in the common box.

Given that decorative cabbage tying the cabbages very quickly, it, like ipomeyu, you can immediately sow in open ground in May.

8. Castor oil

 

Planting datesTerms of planting seedlingsTiming of floweringPlant height (cm)Arrangement of planting seedlings (cm)
March-maySecond half of may-14070×100

Castor bean is a stately and beautiful ornamental plant almost as tall as a person. It can be planted as a single plant or in group plantings, in the rear tier of mixborders, along fences.

This exotic annual requires good lighting and loose fertile soil.

Castor bean seeds are very large, with thick skin. Therefore, before sowing, it is advisable to rub them with an emery paper and soak them in water for a day - so they hatch faster. In general, the germination of castor bean seeds usually does not exceed 70%, and they germinate for a long time. We'll have to be patient!

The seedling of this culture is prone to stretching, so it must be moved to a cooler place immediately after the first "hint" of the growth of these leaves.

As the seedlings are pulled, the ground can be poured into the pot.

Dive seedlings after the appearance of these leaves, and planted into the ground, when the threat of return frost finally passes.

9. Lobelia

 

Planting datesTerms of planting seedlingsTiming of floweringPlant height (cm)Arrangement of planting seedlings (cm)
AprilMayJune-October25-3510×15

Lobelia is a short-growing plant with tiny tender flowers of white, hot pink, red, blue, and purple hues.

Small seeds scatter on the surface of the earth, sprayed with a spray bottle and wait for seedlings. In about a month, you can pick 5-10 seedlings in one pot.

10. Nemesia

 

Planting datesTerms of planting seedlingsTiming of floweringPlant height (cm)Arrangement of planting seedlings (cm)
February-AprilApril MayMay-October2510×15

Nemesia is a cheerful annual with bright inflorescences of red, yellow-orange, crimson or pink flowers. It can be grown in flower beds and on balconies.

This is one of the few flowers that feel great not only in the sun, but also in partial shade.

In dry weather, nemesia necessarily provide abundant watering. And to get a bush more lush, pinch the top.

Culture seeds are sown, not buried in the ground. Seedlings of nemesia poorly transfer picks, so it is advisable to sow immediately in separate containers.

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