Nicotiana alata

Also known as the ‘tobacco plant’ nicotiana is good for both sun and part shade.

Flowers open at night and fill the garden with a delicious scent that wafts through the evening air.

Technically a tender short-lived perennial, seeds take a little longer to germinate and grow than true annuals.

Seeds will also benefit from ‘a bit of warmth’ to germinate, 20-22°c is ideal, a warm kitchen or a heat mat.

Pricking out Nicotiana, because the seed was so tiny I decided to broadcast sow the Nicotiana.

Now in May it’s time that they had their own space to grow on without competition.