Lupine is scientifically called lupinus and is actually a perennial flowering plant and is a member of the pea family. Lupine is a fast-growing summer bloomers that come in a variety of colors and shapes, though most of the more familiar lupine bloom on tall spikes. The Lupine plants really thrive in cool, moist environments with full sun. The Lupine seeds can be planted directly into the garden in spring, when all danger of frost has passed. Some of the experts at North Dakota State University actually suggested that the best time to plant lupine seed is mid-April.

Furthermore, moisten a paper towel and place it in a zipper-type plastic sandwich bag. Place the Lupine seeds on the top of the paper towel, secure the bag and then place it in the refrigerator for about 7 days.

Make sure you pull all weeds and turf from the planting bed.

You can easily use a long-handled garden fork to dig into the soil to a depth of about twelve inches. Also crush the removed soil with the back of the tool and then remove any rocks or other debris from the planting bed.

Pour about a two inch layer of compost, a two inch layer of peat moss and a two inch layer of coarse sand onto the planting bed and then mix it into the soil to a depth of about twelve inches. You need to level the planting bed with a rake.

You have to water the planting bed until the water puddles. Also allow it to drain and then water it again, allowing the bed to drain totally until the soil is actually moist but not saturated.

Push the lupine seeds about one inch deep and about four inches apart, into the soil and the cover with soil, tamping down firmly over the lupine seeds with your hands.

Make sure you water the lupine seed bed often enough in other to keep the soil moist at all times during germination.

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