Sagina Subulata Seeds

shmooey(7B Seattle)July 18, 2004

I recently ordered a package of sagina subulata seeds from, and they didnt come with any instructions for planting. I am going to be putting the seeds in large, round planters- because they are going to be moving with me.

Does anyone know just how to plant these tiny tiny seeds- if they require any special care- and how long it takes for them to start sprouting?

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I've been looking at S. subulata seed at all the various seed websites. They all say it takes a long time (up to a year) to germinate. Most instructions are to sow heavily, and cover very very lightly (the thickness of one seed). Jelitto says to sow them in a coldframe in the fall, for germination the following year. They also suggest starting them in a controlled climate condition, like indoors or in a greenhouse, and starting them in space thrift trays, to wait out the germination.

Outsidepride's instructions are on their website, linked below:

Here is a link that might be useful: Outsidepride Groundcover Instructions

    Bookmark   July 19, 2004 at 12:24PM
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shmooey(7B Seattle)

I just planted my seeds a week ago, looking at no instructions, and just put them with some organic mix potting soil mixed with sand.

I checked this morning, after keeping them moist and in the garage, and there are thousands of teeny sprouts coming up! :D

    Bookmark   August 5, 2004 at 1:15PM
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