750 Petunia Seeds Red With White Flower Carpet Garden Ready Sea Easy Wave Flower Seeds Garden (Pack of 5)
Balcony, Petunia, Flower, Greenhouse
Strongly branched plant with a height of 20 to 60 cm. Flowers are large, red with white. The size of the flowers from 4 to 12 cm. Plants are cold resistant, light-loving, although tolerate a slight shade. Dry-resistant, quite unpretentious to growing conditions. Grown by seedling or sowing in the ground. Flower in 60-80 days after the appearance of seedlings.
Petunia from seed: sowing Novice growers quite often ask how to grow petunia from seeds. If you have the opportunity to arrange additional light for seedlings, then sowing of petunia seeds to grow seedlings can be carried out in February. But usually the seeds are sown in the second half of March, and you need to sow a large amount of seeds since due to insufficient length of daylight seed germination is very low. The soil for planting should be loose, light and nourishing: two parts of leaf or sod soil, two parts of rotted humus, one part of sand, and two parts of peat. The upper soil layer of about 0.4 inch deep needs to be sifted for the seeds to be sown on its surface evenly. The soil needs to be well watered a day before sowing. The seeds are mixed with a dry sand and sprinkled on the top of soil, leveled, sprayed, covered with glass or foil and kept at the temperature of 68-73ºF to germinate. In a week the seedlings appear that will require spraying twice a day and airing. The main task during this period is to ensure high air humidity in the greenhouse while avoiding the risk of root rot disease caused by moisture. Therefore daily as soon as condensate appears on the glass or foil, the glass should be turned up and the foil should be wiped out. In addition, from time to time, the seedlings need to be sprayed not by water, but by a light solution of potassium permanganate. When the first leaf of seedling appears, the glass can be removed, the soil should be lightly sprinkled with sand, and watering should be reduced.
Petunia Growing Tips Spread a 2- or 3-inch layer of some organic material to mulch the soil around petunia plants. Use chopped leaves, dried grass clippings, wood chips or shredded bark products. Organic mulch suppresses weeds, keeps the soil cool and moist by blocking evaporation from its surface and improves its texture as it gradually decomposes. Remove the spent flowers from petunias in containers as they fade. By midsummer when the plants begin to get leggy and the spindly, stems produce fewer and smaller flowers. Cut each stem back by half to revitalize the petunia plant. After a pause, they will resume flowering with gusto.