|I just ordered 50 New Guinea Impatiens seeds. I was planning to start them directly in my garden outdoors. Because they require light to germinate, can I do this or will a moderate rain just wash them away? I haven't the time or space to start 50 plants indoors!|
|You may want to place a lightweight spunbound polyester rowcover fabric over the seedbed to protect the seed. These covers allow light and air to penetrate. Some gardeners have also scattered a light covering of pine needles so as to offer some protection but not shade the soil much.|
Wait until the temperatures are in the mid 70's before planting the seed outdoors. Plant in a well prepared seed bed enriched with compost. Keep the soil evenly moist.
Good luck with your seeds!