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Sowing ornamental grass seed

GreenjobGreenjob Scottish borders Posts: 48
Hi there,

just looking for any tips for sowing ornamental  grass seed, specifically when to pot the seedling on (what do grasses true leaves look like?) 

Any advice is much appreciated 

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,425
    Grasses are monocots and have just the one leaf rising from a seed, unlike dicot seeds which have a pair of seed leaves and then grow true leaves. 
    So your seedling leaves in the pictures are true leaves. However I would wait until they each have several leaves and a spreading root system before pricking out and potting on.  
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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,313
    I'd agree - too early to move those  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • GreenjobGreenjob Scottish borders Posts: 48
    Awesome thanks for the that.

    When potting on would you put one seedling per pot as usual or add two to bulk them up so to speak? 
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,313
    It largely depends on the grass, and what you intend doing with them, but 2 in a five or six inch pot would be fine, a smaller pot would have a single one.  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • GreenjobGreenjob Scottish borders Posts: 48
    That sounds good, thanks again.

    I have all sorts growing just now. Looking at doing a little prairie garden. 
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