Coleus seedlings!

docmom_gw Zone 5 MI(5)March 24, 2013

I'm so excited, I just have to share. I started several packs of coleus seed under lights. I think every single seed sprouted! Today I plucked most of the seedlings out of the original container and put them into individual containers, or 2 or 3 sprouts per cup. So, they have room to keep growing and I've put them under their own light so it can be within inches of the sprouts. Wish me luck and pray I don't have any damping off.


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SouthCountryGuy Zone 4b-5 SE BC(Zone 4b-5 SE BC Canada)

Finally seen this. Great news and I hope all are still healthy. I love coleus seedlings they really add color to the flats.

    Bookmark   April 7, 2013 at 12:26AM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

Sending good vibes to your babies! Coleus sprouts are so cute.

    Bookmark   April 9, 2013 at 9:58AM
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I'm just beginning to think about getting plants started. I've heard coleus is pretty hearty and want to try it too. Do you have any tips for a newbie?

    Bookmark   April 10, 2013 at 4:38PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

Coleus seeds need heat and light (meaning not buried under the soil, not put where the sun is directly shining) to germinate. Once you're having days in the 70's, you should have good results. For such tiny seeds and seedlings, they grow pretty fast.

If you are impatient, you might want to get a 6-pack or two, of already-started little plants. They're inexpensive and readily available when stores have flats of annuals. Slightly bigger individual plants go from $2-up, depending on size.

    Bookmark   April 10, 2013 at 5:04PM
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Thanks for the feedback. I am a little impatient being our summers are so short up here. I also haven't much room in my small apartment for seedlings. I like your suggestion of buying some already started when the temps rise.

    Bookmark   April 10, 2013 at 5:19PM
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