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Actaea Racemosa seedlings

I sowed some Actaea Racemosa (Cimicifuga Racemosa) seeds just over a week ago and I read they're extremely difficult to germinate... Well something has germinated but I'm not sure if some rogue grass seeds or something have landed in the tray, or were in the compost. Could anyone please, whos grown them from sees before, shed some light? You'll probably have to zoom in on the picture. 
Thanks in advance! 

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,393
    I can't really see anything but they won't look like grass. Grass is a monocot and put up a spike first Actaea will have a pair of seed leaves. I've always sown these cold and they germinate after the new year
  • nutcutlet said:
    I can't really see anything but they won't look like grass. Grass is a monocot and put up a spike first Actaea will have a pair of seed leaves. I've always sown these cold and they germinate after the new year
    Shall I just keep eye on them then and if it is grass, pull it out and leave the tray in coldframe over winter and hopefully they'll germinate next spring? 
  • @nutcutlet also, will they flower in their first year? 
  • I've zoomed in so you may be able to see them better now, they're just little green shoots

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,393
    @nutcutlet also, will they flower in their first year? 

    no, they're not quick plants
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,393
    I've zoomed in so you may be able to see them better now, they're just little green shoots

    those aren't Actaea, don't let them take over the pot
  • cassie.a.stewartcassie.a.stewart Posts: 279
    edited September 2019
    nutcutlet said:
    @nutcutlet also, will they flower in their first year? 

    no, they're not quick plants
    Thats fine as I'm putting them in my woodland area anyway so the foxgloves can add interest whilst I wait for them to grow! Thanks! 
  • nutcutlet said:
    I've zoomed in so you may be able to see them better now, they're just little green shoots

    those aren't Actaea, don't let them take over the pot
    Ok thanks I'll pick them all out! 
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