DOSE Botanicals | Grow
On the nature of growing plants
Unfortunately we can't guarantee that your seeds will grow. That's down to where and when they are planted, how they are looked after and to an extent, a dose of luck! All of the DOSE Botanical seeds are classed as H5 which means that they are hardy in most places in the UK even in severe winters. If you have green fingers you'll know how to start your seeds off already. For those of us still learning here are some tips about how to give your seeds the best chance to germinate.
Not to be taken. Do not, under any circumstances, consume the seeds, or any plant that grows of them, purchased on this website. They are for educational and decorative purposes only. Keep out of reach of children and pets and in fact any creature who you consider might decide to eat either seeds or plants regardless of age or species. For up to date, personalised healthcare see the most appropriate healthcare professional, call 111 (UK) or in an emergency call 999 (UK).
What you will need
There are some thing you can't do without: Compost | Plant pots or any vessel that will take some compost and drain excess water | Water | Light | Warmth.
Some optional items might include: A protective covering | A trowel, spoon or similar | Plant pot labels | Window sill propagator.
You can plant your seeds indoors. They will be protected from the worst of the weather. As long as you keep them watered and manage how much light and heat they receive they should be perfectly happy to start their life inside.
You can find details of when to plant each of the varieties of DOSE Botanical seeds on the information sheet they come wrapped up in.
Follow the simple steps below and you'll get along fine. Most plants are fairly forgiving. As long as you don't get frustrated with the occasional 'no show' it can be very relaxing encouraging new life to grow.
Step one: Get a clean, empty pot along with your seed planters and place them on a suitable potting surface. It's likely that some compost will escape one way or another so protect that which requires protecting.
Step two: Fill the pot about 2/3 full of compost.
Step three: Place one seed planter on the surface of the compost.
Step four: Cover the seed planter with an inch or so of additional compost and water thoroughly.
Step five: Place your pot in a bright, warm location and water every day. Use your judgement about how much to water.
Step six: Make a note of which seeds you have planted in which pots or use a plant pot label.
On growing seeds indoors: click here.
On Papaver Somniferum: click here.
On Digitalis Lanata: click here.
On Hypericum Perforatum: click here.
On Echinacea Purpurea: click here.