Columbine: this is how the sowing works!

Columbine: this is how the sowing works!

Prefer the seeds at home

At the end of February / beginning of March, the columbine seeds can be preferred at home. For this, a bright location is best required on the window sill in the living room.

  • Fill the pot or seed tray with seed compost
  • Sprinkle seeds
  • cover lightly with soil (dark germs)
  • Moisten abundantly with a hand sprayer
  • Keep the substrate moist
  • ideal germination temperature: 17 to 20 ° C
  • Germination time: 5 to 6 weeks

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No-till: timing and procedure

The seeds obtained from the trade or self-harvested can be sown directly outdoors from April, for example in the garden bed. They should be sown by the end of May at the latest. The flowers usually appear in the second year.

Site and soil inspected

Before you sow the seeds, make sure to inspect the location! It should be sunny to partially shaded. If necessary, it can also be a shady place. But there columbines are only around 30 cm high instead of up to 90 cm.

The soil should be rich in nutrients, humus, loosened, permeable and fresh. A slightly loamy substrate is advantageous as it dries out less quickly. The Columbine needs a humid underground environment. The ground can be enriched with compost before sowing.

Sow the seeds

The fine seeds are mixed with sand. This allows them to be spread more evenly and easily in the bed. After a thin layer of soil has been spread over it, pour the whole thing with a fine water sprayer.

Keep the earth moist! If necessary, the plants are pricked out at a distance of 25 cm later. Now all that matters is further care!

Tips & Tricks

Once the columbine has grown, it will multiply by itself over the next few years. Your seeds will self-sow and germinate on the spot.