How to Grow Impatiens from Seed
Impatiens flowers are like jewels in the garden. They bloom reliably and for a long time in vibrant, colorful hues. Some thrive in shady areas, and others shine brightest in full sun.
They’re low maintenance and the plants are covered in flowers, with some species blooming from spring through fall. There are types perfect for hanging baskets, containers, or garden beds.
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The only downside is if you want dozens of plants like I do, it’s going to eventually hurt your wallet.
Even if you buy the cheapest annuals in the clearance aisle, the cost will add up if you want lots of them. So what to do? Start your impatiens from seed! Seed packets are the most affordable way to get these annuals started in your garden.
No matter the species you want to fill your garden with, you can start the seeds in the same way.
Here are the steps of the process that we’ll go over:
Impatient to start? Gather those supplies and let’s start digging in.When to Sow
You can direct sow impatiens seeds outdoors if you want, but you’ll have more success if you start them indoors, as it gives you more control over the growing environment and the process.
Plus, you can give them a headstart when the weather is still cold and miserable outside.
Impatiens can’t survive a freeze. So if you intend to start them outdoors, you would need to do so after the last predicted frost and when the soil temperature is around 75°F. That’s the soil, not the air temperature.
Otherwise, start them indoors and put those pots or containers onto a heat mat to keep them nice and toasty.
Maintaining the right temperature is key. IfRead more on gardenerspath.com