is certainly not the fastest method of propagating roses
, but I can assure you it really is the most rewarding. However, rose
hybridizing is surely a lesson in patience, since your success rate can be very small, and it may take several years to reap your rewards.
Sow the seed
directly into pots or a large 10x20” flat filled with soil. The soil in the flat should be a sterilized artificial soil. If you’ve had the open bag around for a while, pour a kettle of boiling water slowly over the flat of soil to sterilize it and kill of any fungal problems.
need only be barely covered and not planted very deeply. Firm the soil down after you’ve planted the flat so that the covering soil is in contact with the seed
. It is important to keep the seed
damp. Cover the seed
flat with door screening and secure it firmly. The door screening will be necessary to protect the seed
from mice and ants.
will germinate over two years and you can remove the seedlings
when they have reached 4-6 true leaves, transplant them into pots for growing
on and transplant into the garden when large enough. http://bit.ly/rWtsus
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