Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Viable Seedlings

Germination is one thing, getting viable seedlings is really the challenge. The cotyledons of my New Guinea impatiens are appearing. I've been trying to keep the germination tray moist, but not too wet. Also, I've moved the tray and now keep it positioned directly under my 4 foot florescent light.

I've begun to prick out some of the seedlings. So far I've filled one 6 pack. Some of the germinated seeds are not going to survive. I may have to rethink the seeding process. These seeds were right on top of the growing medium. I think I need to press them down into the medium next time. I've also STGT some regular impatiens. Those I lightly covered with a mixture of peat, perlite and vermiculite. It's good to see something growing again in Minnesota.

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