SEEDS OF WHICH FLOWERS SOW FOR SEEDLING IN JANUARY-BEGINNING OF FEBRUARY
While some gardeners are mildly sad looking at photos of flowers from their flowerbed and dream of speeding up the arrival of summer, it is worth recalling that now is the time to start sowing the seeds of flowering plants to admire them when warm days come.
So, what kind of flowers is it time to sow in January-early February?
Basically, those from 120 to 180 days from the time of sowing to flowering. And although there is still little sun in winter, the phyto- and also LED lamps, which are easy to purchase in specialized stores, will help to solve the lighting problem.
Let's put together a selection of flowers that will decorate flowerbeds in the summer.
If you sow this beautiful annual now, then in May it will give flowers. To do this, spread the seeds on moist soil and, without closing, cover with glass or film. They need to be germinated in a bright place, protecting from direct sunlight. If the temperature is 15-20 degrees, seedlings may appear after 8-10 days. And since the tender sprouts gain strength very slowly, they are dived a month later after the emergence of seedlings. After a week, they can be fed with a complete complex mineral fertilizer. And in the second half of May, when there will be no threat of spring frost return, the seedlings are planted in a permanent place, leaving between the plants 20-30 cm.
Aquilegia, or catchment
To plant this plant in a greenhouse or under cover in late April or early May, you need to sow its seeds in the first two weeks of January.
Seeds are poured into grooves in prepared containers. Then they sprinkle with a thin, not more than 5 mm layer of soil. If it is possible to maintain the temperature in the tank about 20 degrees, then the seedlings can be seen after 3 weeks.
WHAT FLOWERS TO SOW IN JANUARY - VIDEO
Bells of the Carpathians
The seeds of this plant can be sown all January. Seedlings will be ready for transplanting by May, often it already has drop-down buds.
The bell is sown in moist soil, but not sprinkled with soil, but only rammed. And in a week they are waiting for the appearance of the first shoots. True, this perspective is real if the temperature in the room where the seedlings are grown is from 15 to 18 degrees.
Growing this flower requires a lot of patience. Seeds are sown in a substrate without deepening, watered and covered with glass or film. Shoots appear in 10-12 days, but then the seedlings freeze, as it were, developing very slowly. She needs a temperature of 14-20 degrees and light for 10-12 hours a day, which requires additional illumination. And so that the seedlings do not attack the disease, every 10 days they are treated with Fitosporin-M solution. Seedlings are ready in 4-5 months. It is transplanted into the ground with a lump of earth, so as not to damage the delicate roots.
In this plant, flowers will appear only 5-6 months after sowing, and therefore sow it in late January - early February. In the grooves with a depth of 3 mm, seeds are laid out every 2-2,5 cm and covered with a thin layer of calcined river sand. A plastic bag is put on this flower bed, and then it is placed on the windowsill, shading the crops with folded paper and trying to maintain a temperature of 18-20 degrees. When the shoots hatch, the shelter is removed, and the plantings are placed closer to the light. If the sprouts are pulled out, they illuminate with phytolamps.
In January, you can also sow lobelia, pelargonium, flowering begonia, beautiful verbena, heliotrope, primrose, ampelous petunia, antirrinum, cineraria, wrinkled calceolaria.
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© Author: Elena Pavlovna LUKASH
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