What fun! I would sow directly in the flower bed. Actually plant them rather than tossing them or else you will have to thin. Such small seeds just need the lightest dusting of soil on top of them. If your grrandfather harvested the seeds from hybridized plants no telling what you will get. Several years before he died my Dad decided to propagate amarilys from seed. He harvested seed from St. Joseph lilies - a small bright red amerilys that was my grandfather's favorite flower. He ended up with 4 different colored amarilys. All were white to creamy white - one had pale pink margins, another had pale pink stripes, another bright red stripes and the fourth had bright red blotches. All of the seeds were from the same plant! Dad died April 1st 06. Every April 1st his amarilys are in bloom and we bring them to the cemetary.
I have some and so does my Mom and 2 sisters. Unfortunatly the ones with the bright red stripes and blotches have died off. We still have the other 2 and try to divide and propagate each year to keep them going.
You can try both indoor and outdoor starts but at this time of year starting outside is ideal.
Good luck and enjoy
Elizabeth - or Your Majesty
Living and growing in Lafayette, La.
When weeding, the best way to make sure you are removing a weed and not a valuable plant is to pull on it. If it comes out of the ground easily, it is a valuable plant. ~Author Unknown