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Lorna95Lorna95 Posts: 436

Hi, could someone please advise me, I grow my hosta's in pots and this year I have found a few baby seedlings in the pot. Questions is what do I do with them, Should I leave them in the pot or should I pot them up and put them in the greenhouse. If I leave them in the pot will the cold kill them over winter. 

I read on the net that hosta seedlings need to have a florescent light above them for at least 12 hours a day. do I need to do this.

Any help would be great as I don't know what to do.image

Thanks

Lorna 

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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 32,482

    they'll just die down over winter like the parent plant and should come back in Spring.

    Maybe you could stand the pot against a warm south facing wall?

    I've not heard that about a light.

    Devon.
  • Lorna95Lorna95 Posts: 436

    Thanks Hostafan, I will move them against the wall. 

    When I've looked up about sowing hosta seeds, it say's you sow them and once they appear you move them under the light so they have 12 hours of light a day. 

    I collected some hosta seed's from my plants this year and was going to sow them, but I am so confused by what I am reading on the net, I'm really not sure how to do it. Any advice would be great if you have any. From one confused amateur gardener.image

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 32,482

    I'd just sow them in about April . There's enough light at that time of year. 

    They're unlikely to produce plants the same as the parent but it's always nice to see what comes up.

    Devon.
  • Lorna95Lorna95 Posts: 436

    That sounds are lot easier than what I've been readying on the net, image , Do you put your seeds in a fridge, I know some people do or just in a cool place, and do you just use seed compost, sorry for all the questions, it's just great to get some advice from someone who has sown and grown them. 

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 32,482

    my seeds live in bags in a frost free garage. 

    I've never chilled them and I always use multipurpose compost , for everything.

    Devon.
  • Lorna95Lorna95 Posts: 436

    That's brilliant, thank you so much for the information, this has helped alot. Hopefully I will get some success.

    Thanks again Hosatafan,

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 32,482

    my pleasure to have been of help.

    Devon.
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