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PostSubject: Astro sowing depth?   Astro sowing depth? EmptySat Jun 28, 2008 9:21 pm

Should i be buring the seed or just scattering on the surface? i have been covering the seeds but dont know if thats what i'm ment to be doing.

Cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Astro sowing depth?   Astro sowing depth? EmptySat Jun 28, 2008 9:26 pm

I put the seeds on top of the mix and then cover with a very thin layer of coarse sand. I mainly do this so the seeds have something to anchor in.

Some people sow on top and then put the sand over afterward germination for anchorage.
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PostSubject: Re: Astro sowing depth?   Astro sowing depth? EmptySat Jun 28, 2008 9:30 pm

cheers, about to sow another batch of myrostigma var columare, i normally just cover with a shallow layer of the mix so will continue doing it that way, cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Astro sowing depth?   Astro sowing depth? EmptySun Jun 29, 2008 10:30 am

Some people suggest sprinkling the seed on top - thats it.

Others say sprinkle on top and press into the top with your fingers so they are level with surface.

Some say bury in the soil a distance of twice the diameter of the seed.

I've tried all three and they all seem to work with the right heat and moisture / humidity.

Mostly I just sprinkle them on the surface - but if its an important seed, for the sake of variability / success, I always do all three in each pot - just in case and then I don't have to be too critical about temps and moisture - some will always grow.
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PostSubject: Re: Astro sowing depth?   Astro sowing depth? EmptySun Jun 29, 2008 10:43 am

bury them deeper than you would with other small cacti. i sow just about everything else on the surface but if you do this with astros they germinate in all manner of directions across the surface and have no anchorage.
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PostSubject: Re: Astro sowing depth?   Astro sowing depth? EmptyMon May 24, 2010 5:23 pm

i sprinkle on wet soil in pot then very thin layer of sand on it.
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