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  • Cornflower seeds are an easy and budget-friendly seed to grow in your garden. Appearing with blooms of blue, pink, white, red, lavender and maroon, some cornflowers can grow up to 10 inches in height.

    For best results, plant the cornflower seeds in slightly alkaline garden soil. Ensure you regularly water the seeds up until the point up germination. This will usually be between seven and ten days for annuals and two to four weeks for perennials.

    Alternatively, you could sow the cornflower seeds indoors as this is equally as easy. Although, make sure to plan ahead and plant them roughly one month before the last frost, or in contrast sow them one month before you plan to plant them outdoors.

    2. Poppies


    Marigolds are a fast-growing flower. They are easy to handle and you won’t have a long wait to admire their beautiful flowers in colours yellow, orange and mahogany. On average, the flowers will become visible after eight weeks of sowing.

    Ideally, you want to plant your marigolds in a place that receives at least six hours of sunlight a day. Place the seeds 1/4 inch deep into the soil and space the seeds accordingly. French marigolds require to be 6-9 inches apart from each other as they are a small plant. However, larger African marigolds required around 18 inches of space between each plant.

    Once planted, if the soil is continuously moist, the seeds should sprout within five to seven days after being planted.

    4. Sweet Pea


    Sunflowers, one of the most known flowers in the UK, and also surprisingly quick at sprouting. Within seven to ten days you are likely to catch your sunflower seed sprouting.

    However, if you are one who looks to forward to the amazing shades of yellow, orange, red, bronze and brown, you will have to wait as long as two months for the flowers to bloom – which is still fast! And, if you are interested in eating the sunflower seeds, a popular healthy snack, you will need to wait an additional one month before doing so.

    Furthermore, sunflowers are able to grow between three to six feet tall depending on the climate and how they are cultivated. Although the sun is the most important necessity for the sunflower, it is also essential to make sure they are protected from the wind for ultimate protection.

    6. Petunias


    Nigella, also known as Love-in-a-Mist, Devil-in-a-Bush and more is an easy flower to plant and grow. This fast-growing flower is best in cool growing areas with a well-drained PH-neutral soil. Amazingly, the seeds could sprout in just eight to fifteen days, which when you think about it, is no time at all!

    For best results plant them towards the end of April or later with a spacing of 30cm between each plant. Furthermore, considering nigella seeds usually blooms in just a few weeks, we recommend sowing the seeds at least two times between late spring and early summer. This way you are likely to witness beautiful colours of purple, pink, white and blue.


    Overall, although planting fast-growing seeds to kick-start your gardening experience may sound like a good idea, it is important to be aware of the rules. This is as many of us are purely unaware of the consequences of having a hedge separating your property, or simply where you can and cannot grow a tree.