As a beginner, what should you know about sowing hollyhocks?
The month of May is almost here and that means a number of beautiful flowers can be used. Sowing hollyhocks is a very hot topic at this time of year. It’s not that difficult, and these flowers will develop quickly and beautifully if they do everything right. Even a novice gardener can do it fairly well. You really can’t do too much wrong. Just read on and then do what is said! Then everything will work out well with your hollyhock sowing.
In the month of May, sowing hollyhocks is a super hot topic!
Prepare hollyhock sowing
Basically, you don’t need to prepare too much for sowing hollyhocks. You could also use them in the ground. However, it would make sense that you protect the seeds from parasites. You do not need any special and expensive means for this! Some herbs or teas might help you with this. What you usually have at home is chamomile tea. This has strong antibacterial properties. Just soak the seeds in it for a few minutes!
If you do everything right when sowing hollyhocks, these flowers will bring a lot of beauty to your garden!
The right location for the hollyhocks
Experienced gardeners recommend placing the hollyhocks in a fully sunny spot. Actually, however, they could also develop very well in partial shade. It is also of great importance that the place is as airy as possible. As for the type of soil, these garden flowers are not too demanding. However, they have a preference for sandy soil that is also as dense and heavy as possible.
The hollyhocks thrive best in sunny and partially shaded places
The right distance for sowing hollyhocks
Most professional gardeners recommend a distance between 40 and 60 centimeters. The advantage of this is that the plants support each other once they have grown. Also, they can be tied together at a certain time. In places sheltered from the wind, however, you can place the plants further apart. However, one meter distance would be the maximum that could be recommended for you.
Hollyhocks are ideal for the natural garden style, among other things
How to use the seeds correctly in the soil!
In each well you should put 2.3 or even 4 seeds. They would probably all grow, but you don’t have to keep them all. Most of the time you keep the strongest stick and discard the others. Hollyhocks could also be used in plant baskets. They are more protected there! Such hollyhocks can then be used to decorate the room, balcony or terrace.
Mark sowing locations with sticks
The last thing you should do is mark the places where you planted the hollyhocks. These should preferably be marked with sticks. Once the flowers grow, these will also serve as supports.
If you plant the hollyhocks at a distance of 40-60 centimetres, then they have the best chance of surviving in stormy weather
It will then spread itself
Hollyhock seeds propagate by themselves once the plants are established. Although they can be somewhat difficult to control the place where they then reappear. In a natural garden or one with a rural character, this is not so bad. In the other cases, you should consider moving the hollyhocks.
Everything looks pretty easy, doesn’t it? So get to work if you want these beautiful flowers in the garden.
Hollyhocks come in a wide variety of colors. Among other things, you can set dramatic accents
On a house facade or on the garden fence, the hollyhocks have a great decorative effect and they are usually protected from the wind
Brightly colored hollyhocks are particularly effective in front of a wooden fence
It is best to fertilize a month after sowing the hollyhocks
As a rule, only the strongest flowers are allowed to grow. But you can also leave them all and it comes out as a natural result
The distance of 40-60 is recommended, but by no means mandatory
In order for the hollyhocks to grow really high, it is best to support them with sticks
Hollyhocks go very well with almost any style of garden
Here’s another fabulous dramatic example for your garden!
Once established, the hollyhocks then reproduce by themselves
Hollyhocks in similar shades make for a fabulous monochrome garden design