germinating Hosta seeds

UpNorthUpNorth South Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK Posts: 342

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  • UpNorthUpNorth South Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK Posts: 342
    oops!  didn't mean to post so quick..... i'm wondering how best to germinate.  i have them very lightly covered in seed compost, in a tray, in a unheated propogater in the greenhouse.   my fear is the greenhouse temperature swings too much.   would they be better in the house?    i think 20 degrees is about right?  

    i know they're going to be a many year project before planting out, but i quite fancy the idea of seeing what hybrids i get.

    Thanks in advance.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 23,656
    I'd leave them on the staging, no heat required. You may be disappointed with what comes up, normally a bit wishy washy unless you've been very clever, or very lucky.
    Devon.
  • UpNorthUpNorth South Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK Posts: 342
    Thanks.  Appreciate the hybrids could be poor but I'm hoping if we get one or two nice plants from 20 or 30 seedlings I will be happy.  We have a lot of space to fill so free plants are great even if not premium specimen.
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