Breeding the Forget-me-not - 2 suggestions

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You can easily grow the forget-me-not alone in your home garden. And in two ways.

Forget-me-not is easy to plant

In the case of forget-me-not, it is the case that the leaf rosette is first formed and the plant then starts to flower only after the following cold. This cold period is especially important for the plant.

For the forget-me-not, the sowing must take place already in the spring. It should be completed by June at the latest. You have two options. You can not prefer the forget-me-not in pots or in the greenhouse.

Do not forget forget-me-nots in seed pots

You can not put the forget-me-not in bowls from May. To do this, place the seeds in potting soil and press lightly. Under no circumstances cover the seeds with soil because they are light germs. Then place the shells on a shady to dark place in the house. Note, however, that the temperature must not be too high, because if it is higher than 22 degrees Celsius, germination of the forget-me-not is impaired. Temperatures around 18 degrees Celsius are optimal.

If you stick to the points just mentioned, then the seed will rise within about three weeks. Until then, you must be careful that the substrate does not dry out. If the seedlings have become so strong and large that they dispute the place, you have to separate them. It is best to keep a planting distance of about 10 centimeters. In late summer or at the beginning of autumn, you can then plant the plantlets in the field. Keep a planting distance of about 20 centimeters.

Forget-me-not in the greenhouse

If you want to do the cultivation in the protective greenhouse, then you should ensure a good and constant ventilation. In addition, it is important to check the thermometer regularly if you have selected the greenhouse as the breeding ground for the forget-me-not. Because too high fluctuations in the temperature, the forget-me-not can not easily put away.

Here the forget-me-not thrives best

The forget-me-not does not have very high demands on the location. It thrives very well in a shady as well as a bright location. In principle, you can plant it where you have enough space for it.

As far as the soil is concerned, it should be permeable and humic. The soil should also be moist. That does not like the forget-me-not. You can also plant it quietly near the water.

So you do not properly care for the forget-me-not

The forget-me-not has to be watered regularly. Especially when it's very hot outside. However, do not water until the top layer of earth has dried off, otherwise waterlogging may occur and forget-me-nots at all. You do not have to fertilize it.

Otherwise, you should cut back the plants only after flowering, that is, towards the end of autumn. This is important because otherwise the forget-me-not will multiply by itself. If you want that, then you should lay the pruning into the next spring. Reading tip: 3 tips to make self-sowing work.

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