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Ecinops Ritro - Sowing in Trays

NewBoy2NewBoy2 BristolPosts: 1,807
Sowing: Sow in late winter/late spring or late summer/autumn. 
Sow seed 2.5cm (1in) apart in a peaty mix compost. If starting seed in a seed-tray, choose one with really deep cells. The seedlings need a lot of root room to get started. “Just cover” the seeds with 2mm (1/16in) compost. The seed will germinate in less than two weeks

This is on the providers website but no mention of watering from the off or over the coming weeks

Water or not ?
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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,397
    seeds need water to germinate, so keep it damp but not drowned
  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 ManchesterPosts: 5,150
    I grew mine from bare root this spring, but I assume they're quite hardy as people on the forum say they're prolific self seeders. 
    I tend to water the compost and let it drain before I sow any type of seed into it, that way it's damp but not dripping wet.
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