(Following instructions come with the seed packet)
Seeds need to be sown fresh so sow as soon as possible. Each pack is enough for approx. 2 sqm (suggested 2 x 1m2 or 4 x 0.5m2 ). You only need a few plants to grow in the first year as they’ll produce much more seed for you in following years.
- Aug-Sept cut grass as short as possible. Remove hay or clippings and scarify with a rake, removing moss etc. to expose small patches of bare soil.
- Scatter seeds by hand directly onto the soil surface (by November at the latest or germination will be poor) then gently tread into the soil.
- Do not mow the patch next spring to protect seedlings.
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