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By Andrea

Yorkshire, United Kingdom Gb

Germinating Rudbeckia....does anyone have any advice on this?
I have a go every year, follow instructions on the packet. I place them in a heated propagater, but rarely manage to germinate more than 3 or 4 from a packet.




Oh dear, that’s bad luck. It might be the compost you are using ... I use Seed and Potting compost mixed with Vermiculite, and keep it slightly damp. Hope that works for you.

10 Apr, 2021


Thanks, I’ll try that. Do you germinate in a heated propagater?

10 Apr, 2021


You don't need the propagator. Just sprinkle the seeds over damp compost and mist everyday with good lighting. They should sprout in a week or so.

10 Apr, 2021


i have the same problem with most of the seeds I plant, Sheila. i've decided I don't send enough love when I sow them! I shall buy plugs in future.

10 Apr, 2021


No Andrea, just in my greenhouse which is unheated but gets quite warm in the sunshine.

10 Apr, 2021


Ok , thank you .

10 Apr, 2021

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