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seeds working to top og ground

Posted by tarheel336 (My Page) on
Sat, Mar 23, 13 at 23:51

How deep do you plant your daylily seeds? I try to plant mine about an inch deep,and I have trouble with them coming to the top of my potting soil,I push them back down with a pencil,but feel that I may be breaking off the sprout if there is one.


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RE: seeds working to top og ground

It isn't unusual for this to happen. What you may be seeing is the seed case. I keep a small container of vermiculite handy and when this happens, I pour enough over them to cover the seed case, so that it is covered. You can do the same with the potting soil that you are using. I only plant my seeds the depth of a pencil eraser. It may be that your potting soil is too dense and isn't allowing the radicle (or tap root, as I call it) to extend down easily through the soil, so the new growth is pushing the seedling up instead of down.

Nancy


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