Seed starting - Knowledgebase Question

Waukegan, Il
Question by jacqulynmd
May 7, 2010
I have tried many times to start Four OClocks and Bue Liliys from seeds. Sometimes i get a seedling more times not. Whst is the right way to start them. Thanks a bunch.

Answer from NGA
May 7, 2010


Four O'Clocks should be easy to start from seeds but they are difficult to transplant. Sow Four O'clock seeds directly outdoors after all danger of frost has passed. Plant ?" deep and 3" apart. Germination takes 5 to 10 days. Keep the soil moderately moist during germination. Thin to 8" apart when plants are 3 inches tall.

Growing blue lilies from seed is a slow process. Sow seed in the early spring, directly in the ground or in containers outdoors. Fresh seeds germinate easily at 70-80 deg. F (20-25 deg. C) usually within 3 to 8 weeks, but it can take up to 2 to 3 months.

Good luck with your seed starting project!

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