Sweet William Growing Guide

All you need to know to grow successfully!

Plant Family:
Caryophyllaceae
Plant Type:
Biennial
Typical Season:
Cool
Typical Zones Grown In:
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Growing Difficulty:
Easy

Planting Guidelines

The following are general guides to follow. However, nothing is set in stone. Feel free to experiment!

How to Start:
Indoor
When to Direct Sow:
March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October
When to Start Indoors:
March , April , May
Sprouting Time:
2-4 Weeks
Soil Temperature (C):
10-15°C
Depth:
1/2 inch
Spacing (cm):
20 cm
Row Spacing (cm):
6-8 inches
Sun Exposure:
Part Shade
Maturity Time:
2-3 Months
When To Harvest:
April, May, June, July, August, September
How to Harvest:
Cut Flower Heads

Health Benefits

Growing your own food is one of the best things you can do for your health. Let’s check out some of the health benefits!

Is It Edible?
No
Edible Parts:
Flowers
Potential Health Benefits:
Colorful Foliage, Flowers

Tips to Growing Organically

Growing without the use of pesticides and herbicides is easier than you may think and it’s better for the environment!

Companion Plants:
Lettuce, Radish
What Plants to Avoid:
Common Pests:
Aphids, Slugs, Caterpillars
Common Disease:
Powdery Mildew, Downy Mildew, Root Rot
Bonus Grow Tips:
Plant in cooler weather, harvest flowers when they are fully open

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