Here is how to grow blanket flower (Gaillardia) from seed 天人菊種子孵法

Here is how to grow blanket flower ( Gaillardia) from seed 天人菊種子孵法

Blanket flowers and English Lavender. 天人菊與英國薰衣草.

Blanket flowers and English Lavender. 天人菊與英國薰衣草.

 

Here is how to grow blanket flower from seed 天人菊種子孵法 The 4th day of germitnation. 孵種的第4天.

Here is how to grow blanket flower from seed 天人菊種子孵法
The 4th day of germitnation. 孵種的第4天.

Blanket flower seedlings progress.天人菊種苗第6天進度.

Blanket flower seedlings progress.天人菊種苗第6天進度.

1.Use container with lid, fill the potting soil or well drained medium, moist the soil but not saggy.

1.用有蓋的苗盆裝土壤使用吊盆用盆土或排水佳介質,澆溼但不要積水.

2.Space the seeds evenly on the surface of soil, do not cover.  Put the lid on and place the container in partial shade warm environment.

2.種子孵時一一攤開間隔出來,種子放在表面即可,不覆土.   置於半日照溫暖處.

3.Keep warm and moist is the key.  That is why keep the lid on.   From 4th day to in a week seeds will germinate.

3.保濕是關鍵. 所以要悶它們. 約4天到1週內小苗們就會一一慢慢冒出…

4.Remove the lid when the most of seedlings are germinated.   Keep the container in partial shade and moist the soil if needed.    Separate the seedlings when the root system is healthy and with more leaves and plant individually in pot or in the ground, full sun.   Do not make the seedlings dry out.

4.大部份的種子發芽後就去掉蓋子.  仍置於半日照並保溼.  待小苗的本葉多些根系強壯後轉全日照並一一分盆種或地植.

It is better to grow seeds in late fall or early spring.  I prefer in fall because by the time seedlings are ready to be planted in the ground they might soon can flower.  I like blanket flower because they have such long blooming time.   Able to with stand wind and drought tolerant once established.  Many varieties are available in the garden center.   Also different colour!  Dwarf varieties are also available, they are great for garden bed edging!   Their flowers attract bees and butterflies.  🙂

播種以秋播為主,春播也可以.  我喜歡它的花期長又成株耐旱抗風. 現今品種花色繁多有高性也有矮性品種.  花為吸引蜂蝶的蜜源. 🙂

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