Do you like flowers? Whether you have a garden, patio or balcony, you can have it perfectly decorated with these plants. Its cheerful and colorful petals not only attract pollinating insects such as bees and butterflies, but also our eyes. But we often think that with the arrival of the cold, we already have to stop sowing its seeds, which is a mistake.
While it is true that a series of precautions must be taken to ensure that everything goes smoothly, sowing flowers in winter is possible. And so you can see that I am not lying to you, I am going to invite you to follow the following tips; so you can see for yourself.
Tips for planting flowers in winter
Sow the seeds in seedbed
One way to keep the seeds under control is by sowing them directly in a seedbed. This can really be anything: pots, milk containers, glasses of yogurt, peat tablets, seedling trays like the one you can see in the image above … But it does not end there: as it is cold during winter, they have to be protected. The question is: how? Very easy: introducing the seedbed in a greenhouse that you can make with plastic tray and transparent plastic. You can also use large tupperware.
Then, it will only be a matter of placing it near a heat source as it can be the same CPU of the computer or the router, or have it inside the bathroom if your relatives let you .
Use a porous substrate that allows rapid water drainage
During the winter the humidity is usually quite high, and more in the seedbeds. If it is also protected from low temperatures, as is the case, fungi can appear at the least expected moment. To avoid it, it is very important to use a porous substrate, such as black peat mixed with perlite in equal parts. Likewise, I advise you to sprinkle copper or sulfur on the surface, which are two natural fungicides.
Keep it moist but not wateryand thus you will get the seeds to come to fruition.
What flowers can be sown in winter?
There are several that you can sow during the season. The ones in this gallery are just some of them: