Detailed instructions are printed on the back of each seed packet, including when and how to sow your seeds.
Some tips follow for the new or seasoned gardener.
You have a fascinating journey ahead of you.
Remember, "green thumbs" do not exist - they are just people who have tried their hand at gardening, and learnt from their experiences.
Here are a few of my tips:
You'll want to share the joy - send some seeds to friends or try some new seeds for your own garden.
Australian native plants produce seeds that are specially adapted to often harsh environments. The seeds often have "triggers" that signal to the seed that it is a safe time to grow. Triggers can be seasonal indicators - perhaps a certain temperature, or some rain, or the seed may simply need time to mature even though it has been shed by the plant. I've found that Australian native seeds don't germinate all at once, even if they're from the same batch, so be patient and don't abandon your seeds when they don't all pop up at the same time; they may just be taking their own sweet time. For me, this is what makes gardening, especially the growing of Australian native plants, so interesting. I've provided germination instructions based on my personal experience. I will also post updates on Instagram and Facebook showing you how my seeds are progressing.