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RE: sowing seeds (Follow-Up #8)

posted by: seamstress on 04.11.2008 at 04:25 am in African Violets Forum

I use straight vermiculite with a thin layer of milled sphagnum sprinkled over the top to help with damping-off.

I set the pot in a dish of water until the surface is wet. If the milled moss resists getting wet, I'll spray it with a fine mist of water until it is thoroughly wet.

Then put some of the seeds into a creased piece of paper and gently tap the seeds over the surface of the mix. Then the pot goes into a loose plastic bag in a spot with good light but no direct sun. Germination takes about 30 days. When seedlings have the first true leaves I start transplanting into regular potting mix, but keeping them covered for a bit longer until they are established.

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