孵蓮子囉! Growing Lotus from seeds

2013-02-09 0012013-02-09 0132013-02-09 010孵蓮子囉! Growing Lotus from seeds

Pictures shown the tools you will need and the progress of growing. From day zero (removing shell) than day 1 (seed soaked and inflatted), day 2 (the tiny green shoot shown), day 3 (seed cracked and green shoot shown more) and day 4 (you can see the root shown a bit and leaf formed and streched). They grow rather fast and magical!

The seed has very hard shell on, you will need tool to remove the shell otherwise it will not asord water at all. Use pliers to stablize the seed and use utility knife to cut the round end (where the shoots will come out), the other end is pointy end (where the roots will grow).

The seed shell is quite smooth, very slippery to cut. Becareful don’t hurt yourself or the seeds… It needs practice to get better of removing sell. Be patient!

According to my reserch, it will take 3 months to a year from a seed to grow the first flower. Here I am growing white single, white double, pink single, pink double and one is large white single. I will keep update the progress!

孵蓮子囉! 花友送的禮物.

第一先用工具固定後去厚皮. 然後就泡水置於溫暖處. 很快就會長出綠色的小葉片. 待根長出後用土種在小盆放水裡養,或直接種在缸碗裡,需全日照. 這次孵的這些是不耐寒的,冬天要搬進屋. 從孵種子到開花至少3個月或隔年. 好期待喔!

9 thoughts on “孵蓮子囉! Growing Lotus from seeds

    • 對啊,我現在就在室內養,把容器裝水種子去殼或磨薄丟下水放在暖氣出口處+小檯燈給光線,已經一個月了,最快的都長2-3片浮水葉和發根了.

      相信等溫暖了搬出戶外種它們會很高興的.小小的浮水葉好可愛喔! 🙂 已發根的已經開始下肥料餵它們了.

      有不少人用買來的乾燥花蓮蓬裡的種子種到開花喔. 這大概是最便宜的取得方式,如果不在乎是何品種的話.

      它們一身是寶,看它們成長也令人興奮+驚訝它的生命力.

    • 這兩天在做實驗試驗看看店裡賣的乾蓮子能不能孵? 1小包蓮子挑出6顆有綠色蓮心沒有破損的當做實驗對象,泡清水後將玻璃容器放在暖氣出口處+小檯燈照,5天了,6顆中5顆蓮心都轉黃失敗了,尚有1顆有長大一點,蓮心仍綠! 哇,超強生命力,下次發表這個!

  1. I’m so glad you wrote this. I eat a lot of lotus root salad and was just wondering if I could grow my own. If you are familiar with which lotus are used for food, do you have any recommendations about which to use and how to harvest? It seems every part of the lotus is a good food source. Thanks for “liking" my blog. It drew me to yours, which i really like 🙂

    • Thanks, I am glad you like my post! And yes, lotus flowers, seeds, seed pods, leaves, roots all can be food and medicine use.

      Lotus has different types. The fresh thick flashy lotus root that you can find in Chinese grocery store will not flower. It is for its root and leaves. For flowering types, they have large, medium and small sizes of varieties to pick from. Normally large size those type are winter hardier than smaller sizes of lotus.

      Get the seeds from dried seed pods (craft store) and you can have fun too!

  2. Thanks. You inspired me to recover some scallion roots from the garbage as well as pok Choy, garlic, celery and jalapeño seeds. All are planted except the jalapeño. It will be fun to see what takes root. Joy to you

發表迴響

在下方填入你的資料或按右方圖示以社群網站登入:

WordPress.com 標誌

您的留言將使用 WordPress.com 帳號。 登出 /  變更 )

Google photo

您的留言將使用 Google 帳號。 登出 /  變更 )

Twitter picture

您的留言將使用 Twitter 帳號。 登出 /  變更 )

Facebook照片

您的留言將使用 Facebook 帳號。 登出 /  變更 )

連結到 %s