Winter sowing bachelor’s buttons seeds works like a charm. Then again, bachelor’s buttons seeds are so easy, I’m starting to think there are practically a million different ways that you can start these seeds. You can winter sow them, start them indoors or direct sow them – they all work. However, depending upon where you live, some methods definitely work better than others.
Most commonly, I like to direct sow bachelor’s buttons seeds outdoors in the fall. Even though my garden gets plenty of cold weather and snow during the winter, bachelor’s buttons seedlings are usually not phased by the harsh conditions. This is one of the biggest reasons that I always suggest bachelor’s buttons to those taking the dive in to growing hardy annual flowers for the first time.
This year, I was given a package of seeds during the holiday season. Though I usually don’t sow bachelor’s buttons in the spring, I saw this as an opportunity to share the process of winter sowing them. Direct sowing in the spring, as soon as the soil can be worked, will definitely result in flowers in my garden. However, these plants are usually much shorter than ones that have been grown from a fall planting.