Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Hi Everyone
by farmersgranddaughter Today at 12:58 pm

» hanging grow light suggestions
by aliceingardenland Today at 12:28 pm

» N&C Midwest: When are your starting seeds?
by Scorpio Rising Today at 12:13 pm

» N&C Midwest: February 2018 !
by Scorpio Rising Today at 12:09 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by farmersgranddaughter Today at 11:32 am

» Horsetail weed
by Kate888 Today at 10:47 am

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by sanderson Today at 10:37 am

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in February 2018?
by Kelejan Today at 9:31 am

» MD Home & Garden Ticket Drawing (until 2/24/18)
by sanderson Today at 2:55 am

» Path Width
by donnainzone5 Yesterday at 11:20 pm

» parsnips in square foot garden?
by Turan Yesterday at 8:38 pm

» A new SFG fan from Texas
by sanderson Yesterday at 6:02 pm

» Your favorite blackberries or raspberries?
by Mikesgardn Yesterday at 5:51 pm

» SUGA 2018
by SQWIB Yesterday at 2:02 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 4:16 am

» Mid-Atl - Feb 2018 - Anyone starting seed indoors yet?
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 12:22 am

» Hello from Northern Ontario Eh!
by skidmoca 2/22/2018, 9:04 pm

» Eggplant - (Japanese) Millionaire
by Scorpio Rising 2/22/2018, 8:57 pm

» Floating Away and New Seeds!
by Scorpio Rising 2/22/2018, 8:55 pm

» ahoy mateys from Arkansas
by Scorpio Rising 2/22/2018, 8:45 pm

» Sowing Experiment! Anyone Tried This?
by Scorpio Rising 2/21/2018, 8:49 pm

» Fourth Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver 2/21/2018, 5:13 pm

» Aerogrow by Miracle Grow
by AtlantaMarie 2/21/2018, 7:05 am

» Seed Organizing Ideas
by AtlantaMarie 2/21/2018, 7:04 am

» Areogardening
by BeetlesPerSqFt 2/20/2018, 9:54 pm

» 2018 SFG in Brooks, GA
by Scorpio Rising 2/20/2018, 9:39 pm

» has55's R & D Journey
by sanderson 2/20/2018, 1:55 am

» WANTED: Pictures of Compost Bins
by bigdogrock 2/19/2018, 10:28 pm

» The New Square Foot Gardening Foundation page is now online!
by sanderson 2/19/2018, 6:40 pm

» February: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas
by sanderson 2/19/2018, 6:31 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

camomile tea and fertilizer

Go down

camomile tea and fertilizer

Post  curio on 3/30/2012, 8:54 am

Has anyone here used diluted camomile tea as a foliar spray on seedlings or seed trays that are slow to germinate?

I read on another forum where people have used this to prompt those late seedlings to emerge. Another variation (second step if the tea doesn't work) was to add 20-20-20 liquid fertilizer to the tea.

I am thinking of trying this on some columbine and foxglove seed cells that seem to be reluctant to break the surface, hoping that it will work and it's not either dud seeds or I'm not too late with helping.
avatar
curio

Posts : 388
Join date : 2012-02-22
Location : Maritime Pacific Northwest zone 8A/B with ugly heat scale

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: camomile tea and fertilizer

Post  GWN on 3/30/2012, 12:13 pm

One thing I found this year with columbine is that I planted almost 2 full containers of them, and got about 5 plants.
What I had not noticed is that they are supposed to be put into the fridge or something for a few weeks and THEN they take 28 days to germinate.
So I put my seed trays out in the cold for a few weeks and then brought them in.
avatar
GWN

Posts : 2804
Join date : 2012-01-14
Age : 61
Location : british columbia zone 5a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

columbine issues

Post  curio on 3/30/2012, 12:54 pm

I had that same issue with columbine. It irks me that there was NO mention of needing to do this anywhere on the packages of seed. I've moved mine out to the greenhouse to see if that prompts them to "hatch"
avatar
curio

Posts : 388
Join date : 2012-02-22
Location : Maritime Pacific Northwest zone 8A/B with ugly heat scale

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: camomile tea and fertilizer

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum