Wildflower Citizen Science Sowing Instructions:
Awesome! You've received a Pollenize wildflower seed packet please follow these simple instructions to sow your wildflowers:
Sowing seed mixtures onto prepared bare soil
Select ground that is not highly fertile, and does not have a problem with perennial weeds, and removing any current weeds in desired area. Then upturn the soil to allow for receiving your wildflower mix.
Sow in the autumn or the spring, or at any other times of the year if the ground conditions are good. The seed must be sown on the soil surface and distributed by hand over a 1-3 metre radius for amount of seed in the packet for desired area. Then lightly tread over the area to give good soil to seed contact.
There will often be a flush on annual weeds in the first growing season after your seeds are sown. However, avoid cutting this back until mid summer. Cut in the mid summer as the vegetation dies back.
In the second growing season, and each year thereafter, leave the seed mixture uncut from spring to summer, allowing the sown species to flower in June and July.
Please tell us where you planted your seeds:
From this information we are able to map where participants sow their seeds. This information when cross referenced with Honey DNA analysis this can help aid decision making for future seed mixture recipes as well as green space engagement information.
How to find your longitude & latitude co-ordinates of your location:
On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google Maps app .
Touch and hold an area of the map that isn’t labeled. You'll see a red pin appear.
At the bottom, tap Dropped pin. You'll now see the coordinates.
Please enter your co-ordinates below:
Big thank you to our seed packet sponsors for financially backing the project.