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Growing Heuchera from seeds has pros and cons


Growing Heuchera from seeds is the simplest and easiest way. This method of reproduction has its own advantages and disadvantages... Usually new varieties are similar to their progenitors.

Plants of this type, in most cases, delight the eye with beautiful flowering for a long time. Resistant to frost. Heuchera seeds are easily confused with poppy seeds. Very much alike. Small in size, heuchera seeds are slightly larger. They are suitable for planting within six months.

Heuchera seeds are sold in flower shops. When buying them there, please note that they must be packed in metallized foilat. Thanks to her, planting properties are maintained for up to 1.5 years. And of course, check the expiration date so you don't get a pig in a poke. Spring and winter are considered the most successful periods for their acquisition.

Growing Heuchera from seeds excludes additional processing. With the onset of spring, start planting. You will need containers with sides 5 cm high. Plant seeds with good drainage system. Before planting, loosen the soil and sterilize it with a greenhouse effect. Fold a sheet of paper in half, pour seeds into the core. And with the help of a leaf, spread the seeds evenly over the entire surface of the pot. A good effect is noted if the seeds are mixed with sand and sown. Then cover with foil or glass and put in a warm place with lighting. Remove the film for 30 minutes every day for a week. It will be possible to completely remove it only after 7 days. The optimum temperature for seed germination is 20 - 22 degrees Celsius. Replace watering by spraying to avoid injury and seed flooding.

After a couple of weeks, maximum three, shoots will appear. The first 3 leaves dive. In June, they are planted in a permanent place in open ground.


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