portulaca

has anyone had any success growing these from seed and if so, any tips? mine are soooo slow to germinate and have tried everything - thanks.

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  • Alina WAlina W Posts: 1,445

    They should be sown on the surface and not covered, but are best put into a plastic bag to keep them moist. They need a temperature of about 20C, and should take 2-3 weeks to germinate. Does that give you any possible clues?

  • hmm yes I did all of that but perhaps it wasn't quite 20 degrees...good point! do you happen to know what height my seedlings ought to reach before I sgould plant them out Alina? there are traces of seedlin heads coming through and a few are almost 1cm...

  • Alina WAlina W Posts: 1,445

    Do you mean prick them out rather than planting them outside? You need at least one pair of "true" leaves. Keep them as light as possible once germinated so that they don't get straggly, and reduce the temperature a little if they're in the house rather than greenhouse.

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