Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Starting Hosta Seeds

These are the seeds I collected in fall. I put them in paper envelopes so they would have proper air circulation, and kept them in the garage where it is cool and dry.
I then sprinkle the hosta seeds on to a paper towel with a little help from Ally.
I cover the seeds with another paper towel and dampen it (don't make too wet or seeds will mold).
I then put the damp paper towel with seeds in plastic bags and label them .
Then I put them on top of the refrigerator where it is warm and will encourage germination. I will check them in a week to see if there is any activity. Once they germinate I put them into soil. I use this method to germinate seeds, so I can see what seeds are viable before planting them in soil.

3 comments:

Jenn's Cooking Garden! said...

Jenn
Looks like you are off to a great Hosta season. I use that method to germinate my pepper and tomato seeds! Works well!

Happy Hosta Growing!

Jenn

Hosta Nerd said...

Thanks Jenn! Looking forward to summer!!! Hope all is well with you.

Patsy Bell said...

Never really thought about where baby Hostas come from. I never thought of starting Hosta from seed. I am looking forward to you progress.