Since we gave away bluebonnet seeds this Mother’s Day weekend, we’ve put together a guide on how to help them blossom in your garden!
How to Grow Bluebonnets:
1. Give For Life & Get Your Seeds
Anyone who made a donation over Mother’s Day weekend received a package of bluebonnet seeds!
2. Pick the Right Spot
Bluebonnets need plenty of room to grow in the sun without being overcrowded by other plants, yet they don’t mind “bad” soil. They’re used to growing in areas with dirt that’s already been disturbed, which makes them wonderful wildflowers!
3. Prep Your Seeds
Bluebonnet seeds have a hard coating on the outside that can prolong flower growth. If your seeds aren’t scarified already, scratch or nick your seeds to skip the wait and kickstart the germination process.
4. Plant Your Seeds
While soil preparation isn’t necessary, it can help the germination process. Once you’re ready, plant your seeds with no more than a quarter inch of soil on top.
5. Water While You Wait
Watering is important while you’re waiting for your seeds to sprout. Once they’ve grown to maturity, they’ll be drought resistant.
6. Enjoy the Beautiful Blooms
Depending on the time of year, your bluebonnets will start blooming during spring and early summer. If planted later in the year, you can look forward to blooms next year.