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Seedlings: Canna brasiliensis (See Profile picture)

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By Ange2


Seedlings: Canna brasiliensis (See Profile picture)

These little seedlings are on a heated tray cluttering up my kitchen worktop! I got a real surprise to see them pop up within a day or two. Last year I bought 6 seeds, lost one as it bounced off across the floor, and only had 1 plant resulting from my efforts.
All the seeds this year are from that one plant. I tried a new way of cultivating them this time with thanks to Youtube. Before chipping (they are extremely hard shelled) I put them in boiling water for a few seconds before soaking and later chipping (with much effort and risk to skin and nails) and this is the result.
(Smug face).



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I have to say - I'd be feeling pretty smug too!!! Well done! Sounds like you've found a pretty successful method, Ange.
Plus, the joy of seeing a rapid show of growth too!

23 Mar, 2024

 

Thank you both. I used to grow lots from seed in the past but mixed results more recently and lack of space has meant I rather lost interest. My g'house seems to be full of overwintering plants for half the year.

23 Mar, 2024

 

Well done..

24 Mar, 2024

 

Well done! You should feel very pleased with yourself too!

24 Mar, 2024

 

Wow! Huge congratulations! I love Cannas. I don’t think I will get away with them here though, it’s too windy up this hill!

24 Mar, 2024

 

Thank you all.

25 Mar, 2024

 

Smug face definitely deserved! (Smiley face🙂).

26 Mar, 2024



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