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KEF
14/10/2013 at 11:35

Has anyone had any success in growing Gerbera from saved seeds ? If so any special tips?

14/10/2013 at 14:39

Never had any success growing Gerbera full stop KEF   Doesn't seem to like my garden at all....

KEF
14/10/2013 at 17:07

Hi MsB, I bought 5 plants this year and I'm really taken with them, have saved some seeds and  wondered if it's worth having a go or not. I've more paper bags / envelopes with stuff in and do wonder if I'll actually do anything with them.

I've not offered anything on seed swap in case I've not saved / stored correctly..if I have some success I'll participate next year.

14/10/2013 at 17:18

You may as well try as you have the seed there. Be interesting to see if they grow.

14/10/2013 at 18:59

This is something I'd like to try in the Spring, If I remember I'll let you know how I get on

KEF
14/10/2013 at 19:06

Cheers  

I'll have a go Mattbeer, will also report back.

15/10/2013 at 13:16

I have tried and tried without success,I understand the seeds must be planted as soon as gathered.What I do is pot up and carry over my Gerberas.Two of my favorites.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/otnorot/All%20plants/Tuesday006.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/otnorot/All%20plants/204.jpg

KEF
15/10/2013 at 14:51

Otnorot, they are lovely, love the first the most.

Mine are in pots and I've just put them in the GH, not too cold, but getting sodden. I might sew the seeds I've saved ASAP, but they have been inside drying a while, along with many others "cluttering all available surfaces." ( or so I'm told)

Thanks for reply & photos.

KEF
15/10/2013 at 16:01

Otnorot....

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/32504.jpg?width=201&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/32505.jpg?width=201&height=350&mode=max

 

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