Growing Garden Johnny Jump Up Flower Plants
Johnny jump up flower garden plants are easy to love. They’re beautiful, they’re fragrant, and they’re virtually maintenance free. Plan to grow these flowers in garden beds, around tree bases and even mixed in with flowering bulbs. Johnny jump up flowers love sunshine, but they’ll do well with partial sun, too. Dig in plenty of compost to enrich the soil and help with drainage. Sprinkle a coating of seeds over the prepared ground and rake the soil to barely cover the seeds. Keep them well watered until germination, which should be in about a week to 10 days. You’ll get the best coverage if you plant seeds in the late summer or fall for next year’s growth. With roots already established, the small plants will begin flowering first thing next spring.
To care johnny jump up flower garden plants, keep these flowers watered but don’t let the soil get soggy. Pinch off dead flowers and stem ends to encourage bushier growth and more bloom production. Once the season is over, dig up the dead greenery and replant the bed for next year. Surprisingly, johnny jump ups have an unusual use; they’re one of a group of rare edible flowers. Along with violets and squash blossoms, these blooms can be picked, washed and added to salads, floated in cocktails and even frozen in ice cubes for a decorative touch at parties.