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  1. Valentina Kotova, Moscow region.

    I grew suteru (bacopa) from seeds. She made me happy this summer. The bushes looked neat after the rain and were cleared of wilted flowers. In the fall, when sending the plant to the loggia for the winter, I cut the shoots short. And underneath them I discovered a sea of ​​self-seeding! What to do with him? Will the seedlings survive until spring if they are pruned now?

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    • OOO "Sad"

      — You, Valentina, may have to choose between preserving the seedlings and the queen cell. After all, the temperature regime, light level and watering intensity should be different for them. Young sprouts need warmth (+ 22-25 degrees), additional lighting up to 14 hours a day, and more moisture. But the queen cell needs coolness (no higher than + 17 degrees), scanty watering, but without drying out the earthen coma, and a short day. If you still want to tinker, I suggest the following solution.
      Planting seedlings now is risky. They are still very fragile - they will die. It’s better to thin out the self-seeding so that the remaining sprouts get stronger. Illuminate them together with the queen cell until mid-January. And then dive into separate cups.
      The plants will require careful care. Seedlings are sensitive to the slightest drying out of the soil. Regularly moisten the soil in which bacopa is planted with water at room temperature. At the same time, excess moisture is harmful, so add baking powder (vermiculite or perlite) to the soil and add drainage to the bottoms of the cups. In February, I advise you to spray the bushes with Epin solution.
      And after 2-3 days - feed with complex fertilizer. From the beginning of March, seedlings do not need to be illuminated, but be sure to keep them on the lightest windowsill. When you plant the self-seeding in the flower pot next to the queen plant, add fresh soil. Place the plant on an insulated loggia. If green shoots appear on the “stumps”, pinch them off. Do not forget to moisten the soil so that the rhizome does not dry out. In March, send the container with the queen cell to the company of the seedlings.

      Tatyana CHEREPKO

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  2. Lyubov SMIRNOVA, St. Petersburg.

    I appreciate Bacopa (or the spreading suther) for a beautiful cascade of constantly flowering shoots and the ability to self-clean from wilted flowers.

    It is just the perfect plant for hanging baskets!
    I grew a bacopa from seeds that I planted at the end of February in a container with light soil, without deepening. I covered it with a transparent film and put it on the window sill of the battery. Daily ventilated and moistened crops. With the advent of the first pair of true leaflets, the seedlings drank into cups. And when long shoots formed on the seedlings, I began to pinch them.
    TIP: At the end of winter, the bush loses its decorativeness, so it is better to use it for cuttings. Cuttings cut in February and March easily root in the sand.
    On the May holidays, I “settled” it in containers and left the transplants for a permanent place in the greenhouse, slightly covering it with lutrasil.
    In the summer I keep flowerpots with bacopa in the sun (there will not be plentiful flowering in the shade).
    Twice a month I feed with a solution of complex mineral fertilizers (according to instructions).
    In autumn, when I get cold, I transfer the bacop in the container to a room with a temperature of + 8 ... + 15 degrees. Watering sparingly, sometimes spraying.

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