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Apr 7, 2012 10:53 AM CST
|I started several seeds almost two weeks ago indoors. All of them EXCEPT the Balloon Flower seeds have germinated.|
Is there some special trick to get them to germinate? I am doing them indoors, on a heat mat with lights overhead. I read on the package that the seeds needed light to germinate and 65-70 degree temp.
Could it be they are just bad seeds?
Apr 8, 2012 5:27 AM CST
|It can take up to 3 weeks for Balloon Flower to germinate. They need light, that means the seeds must not be covered with soil.|
Apr 8, 2012 10:23 AM CST
| mine usually self seed outside.. so try and mimic that inside|
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Apr 10, 2012 9:11 AM CST
|I guess I just need more patience with these. |
Thanks for the replies.
Apr 10, 2012 6:34 PM CST
|The balloon flowers that I wintersowed took over 6 weeks to germinate. The balloon flowers and columbines were the slowest in my group.|
Apr 22, 2012 5:10 AM CST
|So it might take even longer in colder zones like here in zone 3!|
Thanks for telling us how long it might be.