Growing Turkish cloves from seed


Sweet-william Turkish cloves, characterized by delicate aroma and very bright buds, is a frequent guest on the infield.It can be found in the flowerbeds and lawns in public places, because of the many advantages of a flower.The main one is that Turkish cloves different resistance to cold, so it can be planted in early spring and enjoy the lush flower beds until late autumn .In addition, this plant does not require special care - the main thing to pick up for her sunny place, not shaded by trees and bushes.

Propagated Turkish clove seeds, but they are not recommended to throw in the open ground, as the germination of plants in this case is very low.However, some growers still planted seeds without germinating, but do not do it in the spring and autumn, with the first to have grass on beds appeared and cloves - bright and fragrant.How to get

Turkish carnation seedlings from seeds?

If you want to have by the end of the spring on beds were filled with velvety flowers Turkish cloves, then you need to take care of th

e seedlings at the beginning of February.To do this, the seeds of the plant, are quite large and heavy, after a day should be soaked in a weak solution of potassium permanganate, and then placed in a plastic tray, the bottom of which is lined with wool at first, and then gauze, which must be folded in several layers.Between them and the seeds are placed carnations.Then pour in the pan should be warm to defend the water so as to completely cover the top layer of gauze.

on the second or third day the seeds will germinate cloves, throwing out little white roots .However, the flowers planted in the ground will only be possible when there will be two sheet equity.Thereafter, each of germinated seeds should be placed in separate glass filled with a mixture of peat, river sand and humus, which are taken in equal proportions.Immerse the seeds germinated in the substrate should be so as to remain only on the surface of leaves equity.The plants should be watered liberally and leave on a windowsill, for the optimum development of the daylight hours at this flower should be at least 7-8 hours.

landing in open ground

Due to increased frost to transplant a Turkish cloves in open ground in a week after the snow melted. However, it is better to do the same at the end of April, when the soil is well warmed .By the time the seedlings Turkish carnation buds can already be formed, but there is nothing to worry about.Plants already strong enough to safely transfer and transplant a new place to settle down.

Before sprouted seeds planted in open ground, the soil should be prepared.The beds or beds necessarily dug up, and the soil itself is slightly moistened. wells for plants is best done at a distance of 40-50 cm from each other , as the Turkish carnation has an extensive root system.In addition, during all seasons of the seedlings will form one massive bush which can count up to 10 in large processes.To the flowers do not interfere with each other, when the landing is to keep your distance.

Sweet William does not need additional care and feels perfectly in all climatic conditions.However, if the summer was rather dry, the flowers should be watered at least once a week, or they will quickly dry up and lose their attractiveness.

How to grow a Turkish cloves from seed outdoors

Sweet William is the type of colors that can perfectly reproduce self-seeding.If you do not take care of the flower beds, where there are several bushes Turkish cloves, then after a few years on it in addition to these colors you can hardly find any other plant.Given this, many growers are often seeds of Turkish carnation in open ground.

Usually this is done in the middle of the fall, when the plant in vivo flushes not only leaves but also seeds.However, keep in mind that the soil should be still sufficiently heated and dry. seeds themselves also do not need to pre-soak and steam thoroughly .If they will have little moisture, it is very likely the emergence of young shoots before winter.In this case, all the flowers die after heavy night frosts.

spring planted the seeds of Turkish carnation in the open ground is undesirable, as their germination is not particularly high.However, if you do not have time to pre-germinate the seeds, then roughly in early April, they should be placed in moist soil to a depth of no more than 1 cm. distance between the holes should be at least 4-5 cm .At the same time after planting a flower bed or a bed of seeds should always be covered with polyethylene, which can be removed after 4-5 days, when the first sprouts.

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