Growing pelargonium seedlings

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. Pelargonium requires special care after transplanting germinated seeds to the ground. For transplanting it is necessary to properly prepare the soil. For the cultivation of geraniums sandy soil is best suited. In peaty soil, pelargonium will not form buds, since its root system will suffer from a lack of oxygen. Geranium does not like stagnant water, and peat soil retains moisture well. Because of this, the root system of pelargonium can rot. Geranium growing in inappropriate soil, often affects fungal and viral diseases.

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You also need to find the right containers for seedlings. Suitable plastic cups with drainage holes. In a small cup, the seed of pelargonium forms a dense, earthy lump faster. When the root system of pelargonium is completely covered with earth, active growth of the green mass of geranium will begin. Drainage holes provide water drainage, which will allow the root system to develop faster.

Soil Preparation

Loosening the soil will saturate the soil with the oxygen necessary for the rapid development of the seedling's root system. To disinfect the soil, the soil is watered with potassium permanganate solution. Potassium permanganate is dissolved in hot water. The solution should be saturated purple.

As soon as the water touches the surface of the soil, it instantly cools. But if the solution gets into the container, there is a risk to melt the plastic. Therefore, watering the soil with a solution must be carefully.

When a solution of potassium permanganate is absorbed into the soil, germinated seeds can be planted in a seedling tank. In order not to damage the young roots of the seed, you need to use tweezers or cooking skewers. Seed gently pry and transplanted into a container for seedlings.

It is impossible to deeply seed into the soil. They are placed in a well 0.5 mm deep. Only roots should be in the ground. As the seed grows, it is covered with earth.

Fight against seedling diseases

Young sprouts can infect fungal diseases. The most common seedling disease is “black leg”.In order to prevent infection by this disease, after the leaflets appear, sprinkle the plant with garden perlite. This material well holds spores of fungal diseases.

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If you often water a young sprout of pelargonium, its root system will not develop. Water the plant when the topsoil dries out and the roots grow deep into the soil.

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