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f&vlady
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 9:36 am    Post subject: Lavender seedlings Reply with quote

Hi, I set 42 Lavender seeds in pods, covered them with clingfilm and kept them moist according to packet instructions. Glad to say each one germinated, they're now on a sunny windowsill and I give them a little water when top of compost feels dry, my prob is that they look very weak and straggly, do I give them a little feed while they're in the pods or wait till I pot on? I want to be able to plant them out in September to create a Lavender border up both sides of front pathway. Advice anyone?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

in this type of weather lavender should be well on it's way to being hardened off, so take off cling film but beware of slugs and grow outside on window sill during the day and take inside at night.
Pot them off individually as soon as you can handle them.
michael brenock horticultural advisor (retired)
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, I took clingfilm off as soon as seedlings appeared and as I said have been giving them a little water when felt dry, will start from tomorrow putting them outside, do u think I should give them some feed to strengthen them as they look so delicate? thanks .
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you used a proper seed compos thenthere should be no need to add any feed now. if you do add feed give it very very dilutely
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, yes used seed and potting compost, so will leave well enough alone until I pot on then, thanks for answering, much appreciated.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 25, 2009 1:39 pm    Post subject: plant cuttings which root in water Reply with quote

Gardeners must have some hereditary instinct to multiply crops through cuttings, seedings and transplantings. And if it's free, all the more desirable. I've scoured other forums for a thread for plants to propagate in water as I can watch the action from my sink to see how quickly things are moving along. Any plant that takes root this way is indentified as a fast grower and is ready for potting, trading, plant selling (if you want to do this in the spring at church) or encouraging for more of a kind plantings. I find that one of something isn't much, but plenty of something in a corner makes for greater eye appeal. I'd rank ivy 10 on the easy to hard scale. It should send up roots within a week and should not rot when potted. Similarly wandering jew, (excuse me if that's a wrong name).

Why bother? Well, I'm working my way up the plant specialty ladder to the harder to find, too expensive to pay for types of plants which I can take cuttings for and have grow. It's also a way of saving my annual stock which takes forever to finesse from seed.

Please add to my list and post pics so I can see your results.
African Violet
angel's trumpet
Avocada
balloon plants
basil
Basil
begonias
begonias
black elephant ear
Bleeding Heart Vine
Boxwood
brugamansias
butterfly bush
cactus
california ivy
chain cactus
coleus
confederate roses
Croton
curly willow
dianthus
dill
Dutchman's pipe vine
flowering maple
fuschia
gardenia
geranium
Hibiscus
impatiens
impatients
Kalanchoe
lantana
lantana
lavender
lemongrass
Lucky Bamboo
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Mexican petunia
Mint
night blooming ceris
obedient plant
passion fruit vine
Pepper
Pink Oleander
Plectranthus
Pothos
pothos
rose of sharon (aka) Althea
rosemary
roses
Rueilla
ruellia
russian sage
screwpine (pandan)
sedum
Shrimp plant
spider plants
sweet potato vine
sweet william
tomatoes
turk's cap
Varigated Sedum
verbena
viburnum
vinca vine
viola
wandering jew
Willow

put cuttings into coconut coir potting medium with maximum water retention. I use mushed up styrofoam for replacement for pearlite to aerate the potting mix.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 26, 2009 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hydrangeas.....if you cut some to put in a vase you will eventually find strong roots growing......
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2009 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok.didnt know that.is it ok to put some in a vase today?or is it the wrong time of year?
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2009 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have no idea......I just found out by accident when I'd cut flowerheads and leave them in a vase for ages, as they looked nice even when the colour faded...then I noticed the vase filling with white roots!
I suspect it's be worth a try at this time of year.......but I can't remember how long it takes before the roots appear !
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