Thank you for registering for your seed pack to help our pollinators and raise awareness of hepatitis C.
Your seed pack contains a variety of wildflowers* that flower during the summer months. We have selected a range of wildflowers so that on World Hepatitis Day, regardless of the area of the UK you live in, some colour should be produced and we can spread the word of not only treating those at risk of hepatitis C but also remembering those lost.
You can sow your seeds as soon as you receive them. It is recommended that they are planted in May.
You can sow your seeds inside or outside, in a plant pot, open space, allotment or on a balcony – this is your choice. You will need around 6 inches of soil or compost underneath your wildflowers so if you are using a pot you may want to spread your seeds between two or three pots to make sure they have enough room.
- Try to find a spot that receives partial or full sun.
- Sprinkle your seeds upon the surface of your soil by hand; try to do a little at a time to get an even spread. Finely cover them with a thin layer (1-2mm at the most) of soil.
- Add your plant marker marked with the date and ‘WHD in Bloom’.
- Gently water the seeds using a watering can or small bottle, taking care not to wash them away.
- Water your seeds lightly each day, be careful not to let the soil dry out.
- Now, simply watch them grow.
Please keep us updated with how your seedlings grow as we get closer to
July and don’t forget you might be lucky enough to win a prize if your display is
especially inventive or impressive!
You can tag us on Twitter @HepatitisCTrust and use the hashtag #whdinbloom
*Seeds include: Agastache, Ageratum, Borage, Brachycome, Canterbury Bells, Common Marlow, Cornflower, Corncockle, Dwarf Sunflower, Goat’s Beard, Rough Hawkbit, Common Knapweed, Linseed, Corn Marigold, Marjoram, White Millet, Oxeye Daisy, Pachelia, Quinoa, Scabious, Selfheal, Sorrel, Teasel, Bird’s Foot Trefoil, Tufted Vetch, Yarrow, Wild Carrot.