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Cerinthe Seeds

Fishy65Fishy65 Posts: 2,270

I sowed some Cerinthe seeds this afternoon. However, a little later I read online that they should be soaked for 12 hours? Is this necessary and do I need to re-sow them? No experience of Cerinthe.



  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,592

    I sowed some last week , sent by a Forum member. She informed me that she never soaks, so I didn't either. 

    They self seed in the garden,and nobody soaks those seeds beforehand.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,368

    I've never soaked and they germinate well.image

  • Fishy65Fishy65 Posts: 2,270

    Thank you both image I'll look forward to them coming up.

  • CharlieBotCharlieBot Posts: 208
    Mine won't germinate, has anyone got any tips?
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,368

    I never use heat Charlie. It discourages some seeds and only tropicals are likely to need it.

    I set cerinthes in a pot of compost, not deeply buried, around March sometime, in the cold GH and wait

  • CharlieBotCharlieBot Posts: 208
    Ah therein lies my problem, I'll move them to the greenhouse tomorrow. Hopefully they'll still germinate. Thank you.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,368

    Where are they now CB? 

  • CharlieBotCharlieBot Posts: 208
    Some I tried with the baggy method on a windowsill and the rest have been in a heated propagator. I'm wondering if they'll still be viable but spose it's worth a go.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,368

    Always worth a go I think.image

  • Forester2Forester2 Posts: 1,477

    I received some seeds from another forum member and didn't soak them.  They are in my little plastic mini greenhouse and they have germinated and look really healthy.

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