Bulbs grown from seed

John Wickham jwickham@sbcglobal.net
Tue, 25 Mar 2014 09:59:57 PDT
I leave my seedlings in those sized pots for awhile, letting them grow out over a couple of years. I have all my bulbs in pots anyways, so a small pot makes sense for the first couple of years. Regardless, I let them go dormant before sifting them out of the pots.


 From: Jenny Muller <jxmuller@gmx.de>
To: Pacific Bulb Society <pbs@lists.ibiblio.org> 
Sent: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 8:56 AM
Subject: [pbs] Bulbs grown from seed

I am attempting to grow the following from seed this year:

            Freesia alba (8 to an 8 inch clay pot)
            Zantedeschia pentlandii (3 inch pots)
            Pasithea caerula (8 to a 4 inch pot)
            Freesia / unknown wild species)(12 in a 6 inch pot)

All of them have germinated for me from a 4 Feb. sowing.  I was pleased and surprised as this is the first time I've ever tried growing bulbs from seeds.  My question is, what do I do now?  Should I leave them in their pots or prick them out individually?

Also, I don't seem to be able to find anything about Pasithea caerula's soil requirements.  Any info would be appreciated.

Thank you all.

Jenny Muller, zone 8b, East of Frankfurt, Germany, where we didn't have a winter this year and every thing seems to think its late spring/early summer. 

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