I'd like to start some pansies by seed. When is the...

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Question: I’d like to start some pansies by seed. When is the best time to do that?

Answer: Do it now! August is a great time to sow pansies for next spring. Pansies are easy to grow and hardy. Sow the seeds in flats in a cool, shady place, and keep the soil moist at all times. When the plants are large enough, transplant them into frames. Cover them with a coarse material for winter protection, then set them out in permanent beds in the spring.