The outdoor growing season is drawing to a close. This means it’s time to focus on indoor plants. Surprisingly, many of them are easy to grow from seed. How to do this and which ones to focus on – we will tell you in the article.
Also known as geranium. Pelargonium can be grown in the garden or flowerbed during the summer months, and indoors in the spring and autumn.
If you find it difficult to decide on a variety, pay attention to the mixtures. The most popular are the following hybrids:
How to grow
Geranium is sown from late autumn to late spring at a depth of 0.5 cm. Better – in peat tablets to do without diving.
Pelargonium seedlings are uneven. In a week you will see the first sprouts, the rest – in another couple of weeks, and maybe months.
Cover the seedlings with glass / foil. The required temperature regime is 20-25˚С. Ventilate the seedlings from time to time to keep mold free and provide good lighting.
Supply water regularly, but not too often. Water the soil, not the stems. 1.5 month old seedlings can be transplanted into pots. Or dive if you decide to do without peat tablets.
The beauty of begonia is in its continuous flowering. Usually, begonias lovers choose the following varieties for planting:
How to grow
Begonias, if desired, can then be transferred from the balcony or windowsill to the site. To get a flowering plant in the spring, sow in January.
The seeds are not covered with soil, but slightly pressed into the surface. The substrate is moistened and the container with the seedlings is covered with glass / foil. Try to maintain a temperature of 20 ° C in the area where you are germinating. Also, don’t forget about the need for good lighting.
When the plants acquire several leaves, you can dive into the loose soil. Water regularly, provide diffused light, and wait for the first flowers.
Balsams, like begonia, bloom almost continuously. The most popular are Waller varieties, garden and New Guinea.
These hybrids also look good:
How to grow
The seeds of balsam are tiny, making them difficult to distribute evenly. Therefore, they are mixed with sand during planting. The grains are scattered over the substrate, watered and slightly pressed. You can already guess about further actions – cover, provide light and 20 degrees of heat. If the sun beats too much, the seedlings should be shaded.
Caring for them is simple: airing once a day and watering regularly. 4cm plants can be replanted.
A delicate perennial flower that will decorate both the house and the flower bed. It is more expedient to sow it as a houseplant, because it is in no hurry to sprout and blooms rather late.
The height of the plant is no more than 100 cm, the buds resemble a rose, but the stems of this flower are without thorns.
We recommend choosing an eustoma among these Echo hybrids:
How to grow
Eustoma is sown in the first half of winter and immediately into a permanent pot. You don’t have to bury the grains – just scatter them over the soil. You can mix it with sand, as is the case with balsam, or immediately purchase seeds in granules. Provide a constant temperature of about 20-22 ° C, cover with glass or film. Eustoma does not like drying out of the soil, so water the seedlings regularly. Air every day until the first sprouts sprout – then the cover can be removed completely.
You will see the first shoots of eustoma two weeks after sowing. The temperature is then reduced to 16-18 ° C. This plant is very fond of light, so shaded places are not suitable for it.
Growing plants from seeds is not as difficult as it might seem at first glance. In Becker’s store you will find a wide range of flower seeds. You can buy biennial flower seeds, annual flower seeds, perennials, and indoor plants.
Author: Natalia Palamarchuk