How to plant and grow bedding plants

We recently received some bedding plants from Homebase. Here is how we planted them and how we have cared for them to help them grow.

Our plants arrived in a box that held them in place and kept them from being damaged in transit.  S and H checked that the plants were ok and had a look at the different ones we’d chosen.  For these, we were able to get three trays with twelve plants each tray, for £9.  You will need to check the Homebase website for the latest deals.

Checking which bedding plants were in the box
Checking which bedding plants were in the box.

After carefully taking the plants out of the box and putting the children into the box, we were ready to start planting our bedding plants.

An excellent toy

Put some compost into planters
Put some compost into planters.
Moisten the soil.
Moisten the soil.
Violas and Sweet William bedding plants
Violas and Sweet William bedding plants.
Put both thumbs directly under the plant and push firmly
Put both thumbs directly under the plant and push firmly.
Use your thumbs to push the plug plant through the polystyrene packet.
Use your thumbs to push the plug plant through the polystyrene packet.
Dig a hole in the soil and place the plant into it
Dig a hole in the soil and place the plant into it.
Push the soil down once the plant is in.
Push the soil down once the plant is in.
Make sure the plants are about 15 to 20cm away from each other
Make sure the plants are about 15cm to 20cm away from each other.
Water the bedding plants each morning and each evening.
Water the bedding plants each morning and each evening.
We loved these Sweet Williams.
We loved these Sweet Williams.
Mickey Violas were our favourites.
Mickey Violas were our favourites.

We really enjoyed putting our bedding plants into our planters.  These have such delicate, fragrant smells as an addition to our sensory garden.

What are your favourite bedding plants?

Disclosure: We were compensated for this post.  All opinions are honest and my own.

 

 

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