Cultivation of turkey carnation from seeds

Turkish carnation Turkish carnation, characterized by a delicate aroma and very bright inflorescences, is a frequent visitor to the private plots. It can be found on flower beds and lawns in public places, because this flower has many advantages. The main thing is that the turkish carnation is resistant to cold, so it can be planted in the early spring and enjoy the luxuriant flower beds until the fall of .In addition, this plant does not require special care - the main thing is to choose a sunny place for it, not shaded by trees and bushes.

Propagated by a Turkish carnation seeds, but they are not recommended to be thrown into the open ground, as the germination of plants in this case will be extremely low. However, some growers still plant seeds without pre-germination, but do so not in the spring, but in the autumn, so that already with the first grass on the flower beds there were also carnations - bright and fragrant.

How to get seedlings of turkey carnation from seeds?

If you want to see the velvety fl

owers of the Turkish carnation in the flower beds by the end of spring, you need to take care of the seedlings as early as the beginning of February. To do this, the seeds of the plant, fairly large and heavy, must first be soaked in a weak solution of potassium permanganate, and then placed in a plastic tray, the bottom of which is first lined with cotton and then with gauze, which must be folded into several layers. Between them and placed seeds of cloves. Then in the tray you need to pour warm, settled water so that it completely covers the top layer of gauze.

Already on the second or third day the seeds of the carnation will start to germinate, throwing out the small white roots .However, it is possible to plant flowers in the ground only when two shared sheets appear. After that each sprouted seed should be placed in a separate cup filled with a mixture of peat, river sand and humus, which are taken in equal proportions. Immerse sprouted seeds in the substrate should be so calculated that only fractional leaves remain on the surface. Then the plants should be watered abundantly and left on the windowsill, since for optimal development the light day for this flower should be at least 7-8 hours.

Landing in open ground

Thanks to increased frost resistance, it is possible to transplant a Turkish carnation to the open ground one week after the snow has fallen. However, it is better to do this at the end of April, when the soil warms up well enough. By this time on the seedlings of the Turkish carnation buds can already form, but there is nothing to worry about. The plants are already strong enough to safely transfer the transplant and settle down in a new place.

Before planting sprouted seeds in the open ground, the soil should be prepared. The beds or the flower beds must be excavated, and the soil itself is slightly moistened. Wells for plants are best done at a distance of 40-50 cm from each other , since the Turkish carnation has a branched root system. In addition, during the whole season from one seedling will form a massive bush, which can total up to 10 large shoots. That flowers do not interfere with each other, when they are planted, it is worth keeping to the distance.

Turkish carnation does not need additional care and feels great in any climatic conditions. True, if the summer turned out to be rather arid, flowers should be watered at least once a week, otherwise they will very quickly wither and lose their attractiveness.

How to grow a Turkish carnation from seeds in the open ground

Turkish carnation refers to the type of flowers that can perfectly reproduce by self-seeding. If you do not take care of a flowerbed on which there are several bushes of a turkey carnation, then in a few years it will not be possible to find any other plant besides these flowers. Given this, many growers often planted seeds of Turkish carnation in the open ground.

This is usually done in the middle of autumn, when the plant in natural conditions drops not only the foliage, but also the seeds. True, it should be borne in mind that the soil must still be sufficiently warm and dry. The seeds themselves are also not required to soak and steam .If they have a little moisture, then the possibility of the appearance of young shoots before the onset of winter is very high. In this case, all the flowers will die after strong night frosts.

In the spring, it is not desirable to plant Turkish carnation seeds in the open ground, as their germination capacity will not be particularly high. Nevertheless, if you do not have enough time to germinate the seeds, then in early April they should be placed in moist soil to a depth of no more than 1 cm. The distance between the holes should be at least 4-5 cm .In this case, after planting the seeds, the flower bed or bed should be covered with polyethylene, which can be removed after 4-5 days, when the first shoots appear.

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