Little Veggie Patch Co Heirloom Seeds - Cornflower 'Polka Dot'

$5.00

This is a delightful mix of colour and a semi-dwarf variety that grows just 30 to 45cm tall - half the regular size. It blooms earlier than many other varieties and appear in range of shades and colours, from white to pale pink and blues. Easy to grow.

When to Plant

Zone 1: October - April

Zone 2: September - May

Zone 3: Anytime

Zone 4: Anytime

Soil Ensure your soil is nutrient rich so prepare it with fresh manure and compost a fortnight before planting. Likes a well-drained soil type.

Soil pH Level 6.5-7.0

Position Full sun but won’t mind a little afternoon shading.

How to Plant Sow directly into your patch when daytime temperatures regularly surpass 18-20 degrees. If still too cold, propagate in seed trays and transplant when conditions have improved.

Spacing 20-30cms

Depth 0.5-1cm

Companion Plants  Cornflowers will attract an array of pollinators through their vivid, bright flowers

Approximate no. of seeds  45

Note: We source all of our seeds locally and in small batches to ensure they remain at their maximum viability for germination

**SHIPPING – Not to Western Australia**

 

Much like an heirloom possession - being something of value that has been passed down from generation to generation - heirloom seeds have a value and represent our heritage of diverse plants whether in relation to their yield, flavour, resistance to disease or something else entirely. They have been saved year by year, generation by generation for a reason.

An heirloom seed is an old variety (by definition pre-dating 1960’s) that is open pollinated, by either wind, insect or animal (humans included). Seeds collected will then produce a (nearly) exact copy of their parent plant, so by saving seeds from last season’s best tomato plant, we can enjoy a whole garden of them this year. In this way, we can slowly select for qualities that we like and evolve our gardens over time.