When to start Impatiens seeds indoors?
- How to Start Impatiens Indoors. To start impatiens seeds, prepare a pre-moistened soil and sprinkle the seeds on it around 10 weeks before the last frost date. Allow adequate light to reach the seeds.
You can collect the seed at any time when the plants are flowering and the seed pods are forming.
- Inspect the impatiens flowers once the blossoms begin to wilt.
- Place a cheesecloth bag over each developing seed pod.
- Cut the stem from the impatiens plant once the seed pod begins to yellow and dry.
How do you seed impatiens?
Growing impatiens from seeds is a slow process, but a simple one. Fill each cell with a moistened commercial seed-starting mix, leaving a ½ inch (1.5 cm.) space between the top of the soil and the edge of the planter. Put the cells on a tray and fill the tray with water.
Are impatiens hard to grow from seed?
Growing Impatiens from Seed. Impatiens are moderately difficult to grow from seed, but a little TLC will give satisfying results. Impatiens require a warm soil and light to germinate. Sow seed in a peat-light mix or sterilized, well-aerated soil mix.
How do you plant impatiens flowers?
You can use impatiens flowers as bedding plants, border plants or in containers. They enjoy moist but well draining soil and partial to deep shade. They do not do as well in full sun, but if you would like to plant them in full sun, they will need to be acclimated to the harsher light.