AGS Seed Exchange: What have you grown from AGS seed?
Started by: Alexandra Rice
Here are some starter pictures of one member's success, please add your success story too.Go to latest contribution by Diane Clement, 21 June 2011, 20:58. Go to bottom of this page.
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Laurie Jones of the Warwickshire Group was delighted with the improved germination and growth that were achieved after following the instruction given in the AGS leaflet. Here are some of the results from the 2006 Seed Distribution. Please add your own success story and pictures.
Nicotiana noctiflora from the last distribution. Grows to 12" high, no scent unfortunaely.
This Calandrinia (spec. orange ex GK4698) is from the 2005-6 distribution. Has anyone any idea if it has been identified? It has a compact tufted growth of elongated, round, smooth green leaves.
Pete, the Nicotiana is a super plant. I am doing a bit of detective work on the orange Calandrinia, but could do with some more information - could you post a picture of the whole plant showing the leaves? Also is the orange colour in the photo a good representation?
Pete has sent me some more pictures showing the foliage. At the moment, I think it is Calandrinia skottbergii but I am doing a bit more detective work on this
From last Winters distribution - this Androsace has just flowered on long stems, small unimprssive flowers but the plant sends out nice red stolons.
Androsace ex Nepal CC4442 flower.
Can anybody give an update on your Calandrinia Pete, I see it appears in the seed exchange each year so it must still be around!
I just wanted to say that I already have Tropaeolum seedlings 2 inches high from this year's distribution, received and sown just before Christmas.
Before I sow them I soak in hot water (hot to touch but not boiling) and leave them in the water for 24 hours. Then I plant them about half an inch from the top of a deep pot, and place in my garage which stays at around 10 degrees C.
I will leave them on the garage windowsill this spring (no sun - north east facing) so they grow as long as possible, stop watering when they down, and leave them in the garage over the summer.
My mature plants will come in out of the greenhouse when they die down, and join the seedlings in the garage - that way they stay warm and dry without baking. Repot in June if necessary. Start watering again early September or earlier if new shoots appear.
T. polyphyllum and T. incisum do not follow this regime - they have a later cycle, and T. incisum is only just appearing now. No sign of T. polyphyllum yet.
I seem to be developing a bit of a thing for the wild Penstemon. The best as yet have been albertinus and superbus grown from AGS seed
Hang on - how does one add more than one picture to a posting? The one above was superbus. This one is albertinus (possibly more correctly a form of humilis)
Well done with your penstemons, Steve, and thanks for posting the pictures.
In answer to how do you post more than one picture to a posting - if you don't add any more text, they will automatically end up side by side (up to three pictures side by side). As soon as you add more text, a new section will start, so the next picture will then end up under the new bit of text. Hope that makes it clear.