Help with Cyclamen seeds

Rodger Whitlock
Sun, 21 Mar 2004 16:07:23 PST
On 18 Mar 04 at 7:24, Mary Sue Ittner wrote:

> Some of the Cyclamen seeds I sowed from my latest NARGS seeds have
> formed the little bulbs and are trying to send up a shoot, but
> cannot break through the hard seed coat even though I soaked them a
> day before planting them. I've been dabbing water on them, but am
> afraid to damage the shoot by helping it along as I sometimes do
> with seed coats that are partially off. Does anyone have any
> suggestions? I haven't ever seen this discussed, but it must happen
> to others who sow a lot of seed. I know it has happened to me with a
> number of different things (but not usually bulb seed.)

Just leave them alone and they'll sort themselves out. You might 
want to topdress the pot(s) with a thin layer of coarse sand.

BTW, give C. pseudibericum a try in a dryish location under
conifers. Fantastic flowers at this time of year.

Rodger Whitlock
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
"To co-work is human,
to cow-ork, bovine."

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