How to grow Craspedia Seeds

Prepare the Soil: Choose a well-draining pot or garden bed with fertile soil. 

Sowing Seeds: Scatter the Craspedia seeds over the soil surface evenly. Press them lightly into the soil, but don't bury them too deep because they need light for germination; just a light covering of soil will do.

Watering: Water the seeds gently to keep the soil moist but not waterlogged. Avoid watering too heavily as it might dislodge the seeds. 

Location and Sunlight: Choose a location that receives direct sunlight for at least 6-8 hrs per day. Craspedia plants thrive in bright, sunny conditions.

Temperature: Make sure the temperature remains consistently warm. Craspedia seeds germinate best when the temperature is around 21-24°C.

Germination: Germination typically takes up to 7 days.

Thinning: Once the seedlings have developed a couple of true leaves, you may need to thin them out to ensure proper spacing, giving each plant room to grow,

Transplanting: If you started your seeds indoors, you can transplant the seedlings outdoors once the threat of frost has passed and the seedlings are a 5-10cm tall.

Maintenance: Continue to water the plants regularly, especially during dry periods. Remove weeds around the plants.

Harvesting: Craspedia flowers typically bloom in late spring to summer.  Simply cut the stems and use them for floral arrangements or dried flower crafts.

Saving Seeds: If you want to save seeds for the next growing season, allow some flowers to remain on the plant until they dry out and turn brown. Collect the seeds from these dried flowers and store them in a cool, dry place until you're ready to plant them again.

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