Salpiglossis / Painted Tongue help

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    luvmyb_b
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    I know quite a few of you have successfully grown this from seed and I am going to need your advice.  I have gotten some to germinate by surface sowing the seed and covering covering it with a black piece of paper, then putting it by the light for heat.  My first question to you all is, what do I do next?  Do I continue to wait for more of them to come up OR should I take the paper off now and put them under lights?  Once I have that mastered, what comes next?  What have you done once they germinated?  I haven’t really gotten much past the germination process.

    Any thoughts would be most welcome, and if you have had to answer this question for me before, I’m sorry.  CRS stinks!  ;)

    Thanks!


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    Gayle
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    Karen,if some have germinated I would put them under the lights.  If you keep that paper on them the ones that are up might die.

    Keep them under light 12 hr a day & don’t let them dry out.  That’s it till they are big enough to transplant.


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    SunshineNY6
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    I have never gotten past waiting for them to germinate. I’m curious to see the responses.

    Gayle, how long did yours take to germinate?


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    plantdoctorzn4
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    Karen….I also would remove the paper and put them under the lights.  They will still get 12 hrs of dark per day, so you should get more to germinate.  I just planted mine Sunday and the seed is about 5 yrs old, so I am not expecting a high germination rate.  I hope you get lots of them to germinate…grow and bloom….they are a pretty flower for sure.  Charlene


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    luvmyb_b
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    Okay.  Then paper removed it is!  When I checked on them this morning, quite a few more have spouted.  Looking forward to some pretties!  Keeping my fingers crossed.  ;)


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    luvmyb_b
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    Well, I am back for more advice on the Painted Tongue.  They are doing really well.  Taking the cover off of them was the key.  Thank you for the correct guidance on at, ladies!

    What I am wondering about now is when should I transplant them.  What do you think?  They don’t have true leaves yet, but are getting tall enough that maybe I ought to transplant them – about 2″ tall.  I know Bette said that she doesn’t always wait on the true leaves.  I don’t either, but when I’ve gone ahead before, I was a little more sure of myself than I am here.  These little darlings just intimidate the crud out of me, I guess.    I don’t want to wait too long or transplant too soon, so I am going to come to those who have grown this before.  Thoughts on this are?


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    Gayle
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    If they are falling over I would go ahead & transplant deeper.  If not falling over, wait  a while.  JMO


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    Gayle
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    Wendy I did them last year & I don’t remember how long it took.  None of them survived to blooming stage.

    I went searching & found it in last year’s journal — 9 days


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    plantdoctorzn4
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    I just checked my planting time of my Salpiglossis and their germination time….I planted them March 2 and they started to pop up on March 7….5 days.  Mine are almost 2 inches tall, but I will wait until they get their true leaves before transplanting.  Charlene


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