Impatiens culture

bigred(z8 Ark.)January 18, 2009

Ok..so I have seeds for the following in moist ziplock baggies of vermucilte in frig since 12/13/08. How long do I leave them until I can sew them? I read somewhere not to cover seeds when sewing....True?

I.scabrida

I. glanulifera(2 bags,different source/trades...1 labeled pink)

Red Wine

I also had I.bafourii as above but they sprouted in the bag so I sewed them 1/11/09. Now I'm hoping to keep them going under light on a heat mat until it's safe to plant out which is going to a long time yet. Will they suvive inside?

Peggy

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MrImpatiens(Zone 9 CA)

Peggy
I think it is safe to sow them anytime now and balfouri should be fine till then. I would not be surprised to see them self sow for you next year.

    Bookmark   January 21, 2009 at 11:01PM
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bigred(z8 Ark.)

Mr.I,
Thanks for your reply. Is it alright to put them on the heat mat or in my un-heated greenhouse?

Peggy

    Bookmark   January 22, 2009 at 7:32AM
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bigred(z8 Ark.)

I sewed my impatiens in the un-heated greenhouse. All had sprouted in the baggies except the I.scabrida

Peggy

    Bookmark   January 23, 2009 at 5:24AM
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MrImpatiens(Zone 9 CA)

Peggy
I think they should be okay on the mat inside the un-heated greenhouse. They may grow quickly that way though. Give scabrida a chance sometimes they like to wait before sprouting.

    Bookmark   January 26, 2009 at 10:26PM
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bigred(z8 Ark.)

I dumped the bags of the impatiens in 5.5" pots. The I. glanulifera are coming up like gangbusters and are at the beginning of their first true leaves. A bit crowded so I need to dibble them out to their own pots. I think I read they don't like root disturbance so would this be the best time to pot them up?

    Bookmark   February 13, 2009 at 10:15AM
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