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salvia patens

Posted by patreesh 5 (My Page) on
Tue, Jan 4, 11 at 22:25

Hi,

Need your help with starting salvia patens seeds. I'm totally inexperienced at seed-starting. Do I need a heating mat? I do have a grow light and seed starting kit. All advice, including most basic, will be most appreciated. How many hours should I leave the grow light on, when should I start the seeds, etc...... Thanks so much.

Patreesh


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RE: salvia patens

lightly cover the seed Soil temperature for germination 70F taking 4-30 days to germinate. pick a desired flowering date & count back 10-12 weeks to sow seed.
lights not needed till germination. Heating mat very helpful since soil temp needs to be 70F


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RE: salvia patens

Wait till spring. Salvia is a warm temperate plant and needs good light as well as warm temps to germinate well, 70 deg F is too warm, try 60.


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