Seeds forum: Bacopa from seed

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Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Jan 11, 2012 8:10 AM CST

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Is it a slow grower from seed? My guess is yes but that's a guess. In my zone would in be better grown inside under lights?

I'd rather wintersow anything than grow it under lights, but I do grow a few things under lights. If sown outside in milk jugs in spring, I'm sure it would grow, but I won't be happy with it if it's not visible in pots until July.

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Name: Allison
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Onewish1
Jan 11, 2012 11:00 AM CST

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not one I have ever grown.. will be watching for an answer
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springcolor
Jan 11, 2012 11:17 AM CST
I have grown this from seed. I have never WS sown it. I plant in the greehhouse in feb. Is a nice size four inch by May. I have bought this from different sources and every year the seed comes smashed. Grumbling Grumbling Its a pellet. This year I ordered from HPS catalog and they sent in a box so the seed is good.
What comes from seed is the older variety with smallish flowers. Not like the new varieties with 1/2 blooms. The flowers are more like the size of a pencil eraser maybe a bit bigger.
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Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Jan 11, 2012 2:30 PM CST

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Thanks, springcolor. It's sounds like they'd be best started inside as I'd guessed.

My seeds are the blutopia seeds from Pinetree. Just a few seeds, enough to try. Though mailed in a bubble enveloped, they are in those little plastic vials inside the packet, and the pellets are intact. I do like Pinetree seeds.
https://www.superseeds.com/products.php?cat=144

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Name: Allison
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Onewish1
Jan 11, 2012 4:11 PM CST

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oh I like those!!
Name: Julia
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springcolor
Jan 11, 2012 6:46 PM CST
If I remember right they are a bit lighter in color than what they have pictured. More a light lavender.
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kqcrna
Mar 3, 2012 6:09 AM CST

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I sowed 8 cells of bacopa and all have tiny sprouts. I sowed the other 12 cells with my (old) verbena seeds and not one sprout on those yet. They're in a compact rootrainer kit. I removed the dome after the bacopa sprouted and have the verbena covered with Saran wrap and bottom heat. When I grew them before they were slow, so maybe I'll eventually get a few.

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Onewish1
Mar 3, 2012 6:24 AM CST

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the plugs I bought to attempt to sell this year... have some bacopa blooming.. will take a photo before I pinch em
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Joannabanana
Mar 4, 2012 9:52 AM CST
I've grown bacopa from seed for a few years. They are slow to grow, needing 2-4 week longer than most petunias. The Blue is more of a lavender colour than blue.
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Onewish1
Mar 4, 2012 12:00 PM CST

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good to know.. thanks!!
Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Mar 31, 2012 5:40 AM CST

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I'm such a bad plant Mom. I let my bacopa seedlings dry out badly. They went from so healthy looking to crispy critters. After a deep watering 6 of the 8 look OK. I think the other two might be goners. Shrug!

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Onewish1
Mar 31, 2012 5:41 AM CST

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happens to the best of us dear Group hug
Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Mar 31, 2012 5:44 AM CST

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Ugh, I'm awful. By this time of year I'm just tired of babying this stuff in the house. Makes no difference if they're seedlings or cuttings.

I'm much happier after everything is in the ground. I don't even do very many summer containers anymore, just because of all tending they need. Stuff in the ground tends to fend for itself pretty well!

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Name: Allison
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Onewish1
Mar 31, 2012 5:52 AM CST

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I always seem to kill something every year.. don't feel bad
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Mar 31, 2012 6:14 AM CST

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No, I got over that long ago. Hilarious! Last year it was impatiens. They went from big healthy seedlings to crispy critters in a day.

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Name: Joanne
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Joannabanana
Mar 31, 2012 8:31 AM CST
That's too bad Karen. On the bright side, the varieties that most garden centres sell are vegetative, not from seed, and the flowers are huge.
Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Mar 31, 2012 9:35 AM CST

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It's my own fault for not watering. Smiling

I was going to put them in pots with petunias, but those wintersown petunias haven't sprouted. I think they should have by now as petunias are usually early germinators among my wintersowns. I only had 4 or 5 petunia seeds left from 3 or 4 years ago. So I might have to buy a few petunias. But it's still early.

Karen

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