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Has anybody any experience of growing Fuchsia dependens I have got some seeds of this plant and wondered when to plant the seeds do I plant in my greenhouse now or do I wait for spring



Found this article on the net but dont know which now as I cut and pasted a lot os bits until I found suitable info.

'Start the seeds in small containers, such as the plastic "6-pack" containers that small nursery plants are sold in. Fill each container with a well-draining soil mix, such as half potting soil and half perlite. Don't add lime to the soil mix. Don't compress the soil. Water it so that it's uniformly moist. Place 1 or 2 seeds in each container, and sprinkle a thin layer of soil on top - just enough to barely cover the seeds. Carefully water the top layer lightly.

Move the pots to a bright spot in moderate temperatures (about 65-70 °F / 18-21°C). If you use a heating mat, check the soil temperature with a probe thermometer to ensure that it doesn't get over about 75° F (24°C).

Until the seeds sprout, ensure that the soil surface doesn't dry out. If you enclose the pots in a plastic dome or bag to maintain moisture, leave it open a crack for ventilation, to avoid rot.

Most of the seeds should sprout within 4-6 weeks, although allow up to 8-10 weeks for any slow ones to sprout. I recommend growing them indoors the first few months. '

they will tolerate light frosts once established.

23 Nov, 2010


Chat to 'Hywel' he grows many.

25 Nov, 2010

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