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Few Questions

Posted by jrod z7 NM (My Page) on
Thu, May 10, 07 at 0:15

I am planning on doing a mass planting of Nassella (stipa) tenuissima and Festuca glauca or Helictotrichon sempervirens.

I will be using 38 or 50 cell flats. I would like to seed propagate these plants. My question is, how many seeds or packets would be required to produce per flat of plugs?

Also what is the least expensive way to seed propagate... by ordering many packets or should they be ordered in larger quantities.

Thanks for the help,
Jared


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RE: Few Questions

  • Posted by donn_ 7a, GSB, LI, NY (My Page) on
    Thu, May 10, 07 at 6:38

Jared..it depends on how big a hurry you're in. One seed will eventually make a perfectly good clump of any of those grasses. If you want a clump with a larger girth, faster, you can use as many as 12-15 seeds per cell.

The obvious answer to your other question is that you can almost always buy larger quantities of anything for less than smaller quantities. At Jelitto, for example, you can buy Blue Fescue seed for 3 Euros for 1 gram, 24 Euros for 10 grams or 192 Euros for 100 grams.

Here is a link that might be useful: Jelitto


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RE: Few Questions

  • Posted by jrod z7 NM (My Page) on
    Thu, May 10, 07 at 14:30

Thank you very much... That number gives me a good idea of how many seeds I would need per flat. I planted festuca glauca seeds in the past but I sowed them all in about 4" containers but I only got a few plants out of that, so I gave up. I think plugs would be much better and cheaper.


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