(Following instructions come with the seed packet)
Seeds need to be sown fresh so sow as soon as possible. A handful of seeds are enough for approx. 1m². You only need a few plants to grow in the first year as they’ll produce much more seed for you in following years.
- Between August and October cut grass as short as possible. Remove hay or clippings and scarify with a rake to expose small patches of bare soil.
- Scatter seeds by hand directly onto the soil surface and gently tread into the soil(by November at the latest or germination will be poor)
- Do not mow the patch next spring to protect seedlings.
- To manage a meadow for wildflowers keep the grass short in late autumn and winter and remove clippings.
For more information on sowing and annual maintenance see https://www.plantlife.org.uk/uk/discover-wild-plants-nature/how-to-grow-yellow-rattle-rhinanthus-minor