Pansy seed propagation indoors is relatively easy. Start with a high quality seed starting mix. Fill the plant trays with growing medium. Then surface-sow the pansy seeds in the tray and make sure that the seed comes into good contact with the soil. AD Place the tray in a black plastic bag that does not let light through. Place the tray in a cool place and check for signs of growth every other day. Make sure the soil remains moist throughout the germination process. Once the seeds have germinated, move to a spot with plenty of light until it’s time to transplant into the garden. Remember that the hardy nature of pansies means they can be transplanted in the spring as soon as the soil can be worked. Autumn-sown pansies can be transplanted as soon as temperatures have started to cool in autumn. Explore More Starting Pansies Outdoors Although direct sowing pansy seeds in the garden may be possible, it is not recommended. Gardeners without the space or necessary supplies to start seeds indoors can still do so using the winter seeding method. The AD Winter Seeding Method uses recycled containers, such as milk jugs, to act as ‘mini-greenhouses’. Surface sow pansy seeds in containers and place the containers outside. When the time is right, pansy seeds will germinate and begin to grow. Seedlings can be transplanted into the garden as soon as the soil can be worked in the spring.
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