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Jan 17, 2015 12:04 PM CST
It looks like you started these seeds indoors (as opposed to winter sowing them).
Any tips? Stratify? Bloom the first year?
I'm excited to get going on these!
Jan 17, 2015 2:48 PM CST
|Trish, I did start them inside, using just vermiculite. I first learned of that method from an article that @JonnaSudenius posted here on ATP. I found my old thread about it:|
The thread "Sowing in vermiculite" in Seeds forum
Jan 17, 2015 2:53 PM CST
|Trish, thinking about your warm climate, so different from mine, you probably have lots of options for starting echinaceas: traditional indoors under lights, or in plain vermiculite, or wintersowing... I've wintersown echinaces several times with good results, but in my cold climate, they sprout kind of late, grow slowly in cool spring weather, and don't usually bloom until the second year. Cheyenne Spirit bloom the first year, but if I wintersowed them, I don't know that they would bloom before the second year. Your warm weather would be more agreeable.|
Jan 18, 2015 1:58 AM CST
|I renewed my website, so the link changed: http://www.seedsite.eu/article...|
Jan 18, 2015 4:58 AM CST
|Thanks again, Jonna!|
Jan 18, 2015 11:41 AM CST
|Thanks, Karen! Seems like I'll be fine either way. |
I've grown Echinacea from seed before, but not the Cheyenne Spirit. I was just curious if you had found better sucess with starting them indoors than WS them.
I appreciate the input!!
Jan 21, 2015 11:49 AM CST
|I sowed these echinacea seeds on January 12, in plain vermiculite. Photo taken today.|
Jan 21, 2015 1:40 PM CST
|You are ahead of me! They look great!!|
Jan 21, 2015 3:40 PM CST
|The vermiculite works great with echinaceas. |
Jan 21, 2015 3:43 PM CST
|I have plenty, so I might as well give it a go.|
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