Save the Bees: Master Gardener Blend
Save the Bees, Plant These
Simply Bee Organics has specifically crafted this blend to support native bees, honey bees, and pollinators while creating a beeutifully colored landscape. This blend includes native flowers the native bees adore. This blend of annuals and perennials was designed specifically to feed the bees a bountiful array of nectar and vital nutrients.
Bees thrive on a rich array of wildflowers. There are several flowers which will bloom during all months of the growing season to provide the pollinators continuous nourishment. This blend is strictly wildflowers and takes proper care and patient touch to establish over many years.
Includes: Baby Blue-eyes, Poppies, Forget-Me-Not, Purple Coneflower, Spiderwort, Coreopsis, Cosmos, Indian Blanket, Rocky Mtn. Beeplant, Globe Gilia, Tidy tips, Rockcress, Sweet Alyssum, New England Aster, Aspen Daisy, Monarda, Lavender Hyssop
The ideal time to sow most wildflower seeds is in the spring or the late fall, however; sowing in other seasons can be successful. For spring planting, sow one month prior to the last freeze. For late fall plant after November 1st. Soil amendments and fertilizers are probably unnecessary.
Site preparation: Rake or till the site to loosen the top 2 inches of soil. Excess weeds or other undesirable vegetation should be removed to allow proper seed to soil contact.
Planting Methods: Blending an inner carrier like sand, potting soil or vermiculite in a 2:1 ratio (Sand to Seed) will help distribute the seed evenly over the site. For small areas hand broadcasting the seed with the carrier works well. For larger areas you may want to use a cyclone style spreader. Once the seed has been broadcast it should be gently covered by a light layer of 1/8" of soil for proper germination. This can be done by gently stepping in the seeds, gently raking them in, or lightly stepping on the area. Be careful not to press the seeds in too deep.
Post Planting Care: The planting must keep moist for 4-6 weeks using supplemental watering if necessary. You should begin to see seedlings in 2-3 weeks and the first bloom in 6-10 weeks. Once established, adding supplemental water during the dry, hot time of year will help extend the looming period into the fall.
1 oz. 100 -150 sq ft.
4 oz. 375 – 500 sq ft.
8 oz. 750 – 1000 sq ft.
1 lb. 1,500 – 2,000 sq ft.
5 lb. 7,500 – 10,000 sq ft.
10 lb 15,000 – 25,000 sq ft.
25 lb. 1-2 acres (1 acre = 43,560 sq ft.)